On January 26, 2014, Wawrinka defeated world No. 1 Rafael Nadal to win his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, snapping a 12-match losing streak to Nadal. Wawrinka, who upset three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic, 9-7 in the fifth set, in the quarterfinals became the Grand Slam champion to defeat the world No. 1 and No. 2 since Sergi Bruguera at the 1993 French Open. The Swiss earned his first win over a world No. 1 (he was 0-15 previously), snapped a streak of 16 straight major titles won by the Big 4 and rose to a career-high rank of No. 3. In 2015, Wawrinka won his second Grand Slam title at Roland Garros where he beat compatriot Federer in the quarterfinals and Djokovic in the finals. A gold medal winner in doubles with Roger Federer at the 2008 Olympics. He has reached three Grand Slam quarterfinals: At the 2010 U.S. Open, the 2011 Australian Open and the 2013 Roland Garros. The owner of a massive one-handed backhand, Wawrinka has won titles on hard courts and clay, including in Chennai and Casablanca. He attained a career-high ranking of No. 9 in 2008. Wawrinka opened 2011 on a 12-2 tear and later reached semifinals in Buenos Aires and Basel as well as Masters 1000 quarterfinals in Indian Wells and Montreal. In 2013, Wawrinka beat No. 4 David Ferrer to win his fourth title in Oeiras and reached the Madrid final, losing to Rafael Nadal. Wawrinka opened the 2014 season earning his 300th career victory en route to his fifth career ATP title in Chennai. In the first all-Swiss ATP final since 2000, Wawrinka defeated Davis Cup teammate Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, in the Monte Carlo final to capture his first career Masters title.
Stanislas Wawrinka Tournament History
2015: Chennai, Rotterdam, Roland Garros
2014: Monte Carlo, Australian Open, Chennai
2008: Beijing Olympics