Andrew Castle: 'I never expected Stanislas Wawrinka to win a Grand Slam'

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the Australian Open on January 26, 2014
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Andrew Castle admits that he never expected Stanislas Wawrinka to win a Grand Slam in his career.

Former British number one Andrew Castle has admitted that he never expected Stanislas Wawrinka to win a Grand Slam.

The Swiss pro has moved to number three in the world after a four-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final on Sunday.

"Did I see him winning a Grand Slam, not really, but the manner in which he beat [Tomas] Berdych and [Novak] Djokovic was impressive, as was the manner in which he put down an ailing opponent yesterday," Castle told BBC Breakfast.

"I didn't expect it but he clearly deserves it."

Wawrinka became the first player to win a Major outside of the world's top four.

Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates after his win over Tommy Robredo in their Australian Open fourth round match on January 19, 2014
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060