Stanislas Wawrinka: 'Final is unexpected'

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates victory in his men's singles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on day nine at the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2014
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Stanislas Wawrinka admits that it is a surprise to make the final of the Australian Open.

Australian Open finalist Stanislas Wawrinka has admitted that he did not expect to reach this stage of the tournament after his win over Tomas Berdych in Thursday's semi-final.

Sunday will be his first appearance in a Grand Slam final, and the player said that it would be good if his opponent on the day could be his Swiss compatriot Roger Federer, who faces Rafael Nadal on Friday.

"I didn't expect to make the final," Wawrinka said after the match. "I always try to improve and that's what I did here. I'm playing my best tennis; moving well, playing aggressively.

"Roger is the best player ever. He text me last night and he is happy it is the first time two Swiss guys are in the semi-finals. I told him for you it's normal, for me it's not normal. I'm going to watch the match tomorrow with some popcorn now that I have two days to enjoy this win and then get ready for my first final."

Wawrinka is currently the world number eight.

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates victory in his men's singles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic on day nine at the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 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
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