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Australian Open: Djokovic upset by Wawrinka in quarterfinals

Melbourne, Australia: Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title ended in a dramatic five-set quarterfinal loss to Stanislas Wawrinka that opens up the prospects of a new major champion.   No. 8-seeded Wawrinka
India TV News Desk January 21, 2014 20:01 IST
India TV News Desk
Melbourne, Australia: Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title ended in a dramatic five-set quarterfinal loss to Stanislas Wawrinka that opens up the prospects of a new major champion.
  


No. 8-seeded Wawrinka lost 14 head-to-heads to Djokovic until a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 win on Tuesday night put him into a semifinal that very few expected against No. 7 Tomas Berdych.
  
Djokovic held off Wawrinka 12-10 in the fifth set in a 5-hour, 2-minute fourth-rounder that finished at 1:41 a.m. here last year -- the longest Grand Slam match of the season -- en route to his third straight Australian title. He and also edged Wawrinka in five sets in the U.S. Open semifinals in September.
  
This time, it was Wawrinka's turn.
  
"Last year I finished it was really tough but this year I came back it was a new year," he said. "I tried everything. He's an amazing champion. He never gives up. I'm really, really ... really happy."