Stanislas Wawrinka didn’t just have to beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal in yesterday’s Australian Open final. He had to get out of the shadow of fellow Swiss player Roger Federer, the record 17-time men’s champion.
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal took the third set of his Australian Open final with Stanislas Wawrinka, and trails the eighth seed two sets to one.
Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka took a two-set lead over an injured Rafael Nadal in their Australian Open final as he attempts to win his first Grand Slam title.
Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka took the opening set in his Australian Open final with top seed Rafael Nadal as he attempts to win his first Grand Slam title.
Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in straight sets to reach the Australian Open tennis final, where he can tie Pete Sampras with his 14th major title.
Rafael Nadal took a two-set lead over Roger Federer in their Australian Open tennis semifinal.
Rafael Nadal won the first set of his Australian Open tennis semifinal with Roger Federer in a tie-break.
Pete Sampras said Rafael Nadal will eclipse his total of 14 Grand Slam tennis titles and perhaps challenge Roger Federer’s mark, the only one higher in the men’s game.
In his prime, Andre Agassi never would have laughed after losing a set point to Pete Sampras .
The International Tennis Federation will offer former world No. 1 Pete Sampras a replica of his stolen Davis Cup trophies.
"Seeing Roger struggling a little bit is surprising, but he's been so good for so long."
- Pete Sampras on Aug 25, 2013