In the build-up to the final, all the talk had been of Nadal and his chase to equal Roger Federer’s record of 17 major titles. This was meant to be Rafa’s final to lose. Then he lost.
In usurping Roger Federer as Switzerland’s top-ranked player, Stanislas Wawrinka will have a target on his back after winning his maiden major in Melbourne.
Stanislas Wawrinka has spent a career being a bit-part player in the majors, but on Sunday night, the Swiss muscled in on territory he never dreamed of.
From the hustle and bustle of the first day of the tournament to the silence at the end of the last; take a trip through the inner corridors of Melbourne Park as the Australian Open comes and goes.
With Stanislas Wawrinka becoming the first man to beat the two top-seeded men in a major in 21 years by winning the Australian Open, there are signs that the ‘Big Four’ may not have it all their own way in 2014.
Li Na's victory at Australian Open 2014 highlights the massive changes in her game and life since her French Open win in 2011.
With his stellar form and a favourable draw at Melbourne Park this year, it seems the stars have aligned for another Rafael Nadal victory at the Australian Open.
We've heard some humorous quips from a few of the men at Australian Open 2014 - here are a few of the best.
Under coach Magnus Norman, Stanislas Wawrinka is reaching new heights, including his maiden Grand Slam tournament final tonight. Can the Swede give the Swiss the ingredients for success?
China’s Li Na wins her maiden Australian Open title in her third Melbourne Park final, defeating Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets on Saturday night.
While Dominika Cibulkova was disappointed to lose her maiden Grand Slam final, her fortnight in Melbourne looks like being a launch pad to bigger and better things.
With Li Na winning the first major of 2014, are we looking at a year of veterans dominating the Grand Slams in the women’s game, or is the next generation poised to make a splash?
Merv Rose was honoured at a Legends Lunch on Saturday at Melbourne Park – and the 84-year-old showed he’s lost none of his wit 60 years after winning his home major.
Dominika Cibulkova says her powerful game and fighting qualities help her overcome her lack of height against taller opponents.
Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen have beaten some big names on their way to Saturday night's final of the men's doubles competition at AO2014.
Li Na competes in her third Australian Open final tonight. Is it finally her year?
Native fauna, new nicknames and ... Valentino Rossi? Welcome to the quotes of Australian Open 2014.
They have the best view in the house, rubbing shoulders with their idols as they watch the best players in the world at one of the biggest events on the tennis calendar - they are the Australian Open ballkids.
Roger Federer has shown plenty over the past fortnight in Melbourne that will leave him optimistic for the year ahead, but Rafael Nadal still has his number in the majors.
Rafael Nadal has advanced into his third Australian Open decider, playing his best tennis of the tournament to send Roger Federer packing in three sets in Friday’s semifinal.
For all of his success elsewhere, the Australian Open is the one major where Rafael Nadal hasn’t won twice … yet.
Yannick Noah knows the exhilaration winning a Grand Slam title can bring, but his second career after tennis has offered him a new perspective on being the centre of attention.
Rising Australian junior Bradley Mousley says he will draw inspiration from two of his close peers as he faces a tough-looking boys’ singles semifinal at AO2014 on Friday.
The rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is one of the most famous and enduring in all of sport; what have been the best matches between the Swiss and the Spaniard in their 32 meetings to date?
The Swiss maestro has a bulging Melbourne CV, but can a new racquet, a different lead-in and a legendary coach propel him past the semifinal stage this year?