Stan sets up Swiss bliss for a final decider

Published: 24/01/2014

The first all-Swiss grand slam final is tantalisingly close after Stanislas Wawrinka defied his own expectations to defeat Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open.

Wawrinka, 28, had never made a grand slam semi- final until the US Open last year but followed up his stunning upset of defending champion Novak Djokovic on Tuesday by defeating Berdych 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4).

Wawrinka will meet the winner of today’s second semi-final between his countryman and close friend Roger Federer and world number one Rafael Nadal, of Spain.

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