Stanislas Wawrinka has beaten Rafael Nadal in a thrilling match to become the latest Australian Open champion. While Nadal was the favorite, Wawrinka proved to be the better player on the day. The game finished in four sets.
Nadal was plagued by injury not to his knee, but to his back. He had work done to it during the match but the extent of the injury was not clear. He was visibly upset at the loss and was fighting back the tears during his post match speech.