MX23RW : Wednesday, July 18 20:39:18

Stanislas Wawrinka warns Rafael Nadal

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.

Share this article now:
Rafael Nadal roars in celebration during the Australian Open quarter-final against Grigor Dimitrov in Melbourne on January 22, 2014
Read Next:
Sampras: Nadal is "incredible"
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account