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Twitter Abuzz Over Wawrinka's Major Triumph

Melbourne, Australia

Wawrinka and team© Magnus Norman FacebookStanislas Wawrinka claimed his first Grand Slam title on Sunday, stunning Rafael Nadal in four sets.

Rafael Nadal may have been the social media champion at the 2014 Australian Open, but it was Stanislas Wawrinka who captured the attention of the Twitterverse following his 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 title-clinching triumph on Sunday.

The Twitter world was abuzz with congratulatory messages to the new World No. 3 as news spread of his maiden Grand Slam victory. There were over 80,000 related tweets immediately following match point. Former and current players and fellow athletes alike weighed in on the #Stanimal's big win:

@stanwawrinka (Stanislas Wawrinka) THANK YOU @AustralianOpen !!! And BIG thanks to all the fans for the amazing support!!!!! #Dream pic.twitter.com/1jwC7oIVMY

@JimmyConnors (Jimmy Connors) Stan Wawrinka--- Australian Open Champion. Any more need to be said. Great effort....

@theljubicic (Ivan Ljubicic) I wonder how many players went: "oh, so it can be done!" . Big congrats to @stanwawrinka . Fantastic achievement

@gugakuerten (Gustavo Kuerten) @stanwawrinka and @normansweden: very well done guys!!! Awesome job #AusOpen champs!!! Enjoyyy

@MPhilippoussis (Mark Philippoussis) Congratulations Stan Wawrinka 2014 Australian Open Champion. What an amazing display of ball striking, hitting Nadal off the court!

@TheBorisBecker (Boris Becker) Stan the Man...big shoutout to @stanwawrinka for winning his first major !!! It was about time....

@andyroddick (Andy Roddick) Wow..... Props to Stan Wawrinka on an unreal run down under

@AlexCorretja74 (Alex Corretja) Lendl, Becker, Edberg, Chang, Ivanisevic etc... @normansweden u r the men! Bravo @stanwawrinka @AustralianOpen Champ!

@swish41 (NBA star Dirk Nowitzki) Stan the man pulled it off? Wow. Happy for him. Well deserved

@TipsarevicJanko (Janko Tipsarevic) @stanwawrinka congrats Stan!!!!

@milosraonic (Milos Raonic) Well done @stanwawrinka

@tomasberdych (Tomas Berdych) Well done @stanwawrinka well deserved

@FerVerdasco (Fernando Verdasco) What a shame what it happened today to @RafaelNadal! And congrats to @stanwawrinka for his 1st grand slam victory! @AustralianOpen

@Maheshbhupathi (Mahesh Bhupathi) It's always great to see dreams come true in sport.. Congratulations @stanwawrinka. What a way to break into the big league! Part of history

@marcelomelo83 (Marcelo Melo) Congrats @stanwawrinka !!! Well done, enjoy this moment. Just to remember, most beautiful backhand on tour.

@RoscoHutchins (Ross Hutchins) Outstanding achievement @stanwawrinka what a player..! Shame for Rafa today, truly great champion

@Stako_tennis (Sergiy Stakhovsky) Stan the man..all hats off!! BRAVO @stanwawrinka !!

2014 Australian Open Social Leaderboard

Position
Player
Who's Getting Most Tweets?
1 Rafael Nadal
1,413,082
2 Roger Federer
679,803
3
Stanislas Wawrinka
434,248
4 Novak Djokovic
343,613
5 Juan Martin del Potro
263,137
6 David Ferrer
86,948
7
Grigor Dimitrov
85,544
8 Tomas Berdych
76,247
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