Stanislas Wawrinka warns Rafael Nadal

Stanislas Wawrinka plays a backhand during his Australian Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic in Melbourne on January 21, 2014
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Stanislas Wawrinka says that he is determined to get the better of Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open.

Stanislas Wawrinka has warned Rafael Nadal that he will not make it easy for him to win the Australian Open final on Sunday.

The Swiss, who will be playing in his first Grand Slam final in Melbourne, has lost all of his previous 12 matches against Nadal.

"The record is not what I'm looking at," BBC Sport Wawrinka quotes as saying. "I don't care. It's more about playing Rafa.

"He's the number one, the best player. His game is quite tough for me, especially with a one-handed backhand. But I did some good matches last year against him, close ones. I found a few things that I will try.

"Before, for me to beat [Novak] Djokovic was the same. I was losing 13, 14 times before that. I'm always trying and I always think that I can change all the statistics."

Wawrinka will climb to third in the ATP rankings if he wins the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal roars in celebration during the Australian Open quarter-final against Grigor Dimitrov in Melbourne on January 22, 2014
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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