Stanislas Wawrinka: 'Australian Open title win not sinking in'

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the Australian Open on January 26, 2014
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Stanislas Wawrinka says that his Australian Open title victory "still feels like a dream" the day after winning his first Major.

Stanislas Wawrinka has admitted that he is still trying to process his new status as a Grand Slam champion after winning the Australian Open on Sunday.

The 28-year-old appeared to be in disbelief following his 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-3 victory over Rafael Nadal in a dramatic final yesterday that saw the Swiss win his first-ever Major.

Wawrinka, who was reunited with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup at a photo shoot by the Yarra river on Monday morning, insists that he never considered himself a potential Grand Slam winner and that he would only know if it was all real when he woke up.

"It still feels like a dream because it's a Grand Slam title so it's something that's just amazing for me," said Wawrinka, who had closed his press conference on Sunday by saying: "There's a big chance I'll get drunk tonight".

"It's just good to wake up with that trophy. I didn't get much sleep. I was with my team, some friends, family, we celebrated a little bit and enjoyed the moment. We came back late but that's a good problem to have."

Wawrinka will climb from eight to three when the ATP world rankings are updated later on Monday, behind only Nadal and Novak Djokovic and ahead of the likes of compatriot Roger Federer and Andy Murray.

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his quarterfinal match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during day 10 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 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