Stanislas Wawrinka warns Rafael Nadal

Wawrinka warns Nadal
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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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