Interesting numbers about the new Australian Open champion 1Interesting numbers about the new Australian Open champion 1

1 – The 2014 Australian Open championship was Stanislas Wawrinka’s first Grand Slam title.

Wawrinka is also the first player since Sergi Bruguera in 1993 to win both top seeds at a Grand Slam.

2 – Wawrinka is the second player outside the Big Four (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray) to win a Grand Slam since 2005. The other – Juan Martin del Potro won the 2009 US Open.

Wawrinka is also the second Swiss male tennis player to enroll in Grand Slam history.

3 – Wawrinka’s position on the ATP rankings.

4 – Wawrinka grew up in a family of four brothers.

5 – Number of sets in the quarterfinal match Wawrinka – Djokovic: 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7.

6 – The Australian Open is Wawrinka’s sixth ATP title.

8 – Highest year-end finish achieved by Wawrinka last year.

Interesting numbers about the new Australian Open champion

Nadal (right) lost to Wawrinka for the first time.

13 – The number often associated with bad luck has brought luck to Wawrinka.

Wawrinka’s victory also forced Nadal to stand still with 13 Grand Slam titles.

17 – Age when Wawrinka started playing professionally in 2002. He was a year behind Nadal and his record was only one-tenth of his opponent’s.

25 – Wawrinka’s victory in the quarterfinals ended Djokovic’s streak of 25 consecutive wins at the Australian Open (dating back to 2011).

232 – Wawrinka is known for his serve ability, up to 232 km/h.

2006 – The year saw Wawrinka win his first career title: the Croatia Open.

2008 – With Federer, Wawrinka owns an Olympic gold medal in doubles (2008 Beijing Olympics).

2009 – Wawrinka married Ilham Vuilloud, model and TV host, on December 15, 2009.

2013 – Last year Wawrinka and teammate Marco Chiudinelli created the longest doubles match in history: 7 hours and 2 minutes.

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