Stanislas Wawrinka. Household name.
Tennis types have known him for years, but the new Swiss No. 1 is only now introducing him to the world stage after beating top-ranked Rafael Nadal on Sunday to win the Australian Open for his first career Grand Slam title.
Not familiar with Stan the Man? Here's five things to know:
He is no fluke
Those not paying close attention will point to Nadal's injury problems during Sunday's final and say Wawrinka got lucky. But the Swiss was outclassing Nadal from the get-go and was actually up a set and a break before there was any hint of a problem with Rafa's back. Wawrinka actually played worse after that, dropping the third set to a clearly hobbled Nadal.
Beyond that, don't forget he also beat three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals one year after pushing him to the brink in the fourth round. Wawrinka is now the first man to ever beat Djokovic and Nadal in the same Grand Slam.
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