The 28 year old , No. 8 seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland overpowered the world no. 1 Rafael Nadal of Spain in 4 sets 63 62 36 63 to win his maiden Grand Slam title - the Australian Open. He now rose to No. 3 in the ATP rankings and also the Swiss No . 1 player, relegating the Tennis great Roger Federer to No. 2 after this remarkable win. He defeated the no .2 seed Novak Djokovic in the quarter final and Thomas Berdych in the semi final.