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Wawrinka's Rapid Rise

Wawrinka© Getty ImagesStanislas Wawrinka won his first Grand Slam title in his 36th career Slam tournament, second-most appearances behind Goran Ivanisevic (48).

ATP stats and information guru Greg Sharko looks at the numbers behind Stanislas Wawrinka's run to his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

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    RANKING JUMPERS IN TOP 10

    Wawrinka climbed from No. 8 to No. 3 in the Emirates ATP Rankings following his biggest career title. He is the first player to move at least five spots within in the Top 10 since Andre Agassi and Tommy Haas after the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in May 2002. Here are the players who have jumped at least five spots within the Top 10 after a tournament title in the past 24 years in chronological order:

    Player
    Ranking Jump
    Tournament
    Stanislas Wawrinka
    +5 (No. 8 to No. 3)
    +6 (No. 9 to No. 3)
    2002 Rome
    +5 (No. 7 to No. 2)
    2002 Rome (finalist)
    +5 (No. 7 to No. 2)
    2000 US Open
    +7 (No. 10 to No. 3)
    +5 (No. 7 to No. 2)
    +5 (No. 9 to No. 4)
    1997 Vienna
    +5 (No. 7 to No. 2)
    1994 Paris (Bercy)
    +5 (No. 9 to No. 4)

    OLDEST FIRST-TIME GRAND SLAM TITLE WINNERS

    Wawrinka is the fifth-oldest first-time singles Grand Slam champion in the Open Era (since 1968). Here is a look at the Top 10 oldest winners:

    Player
    Age
    Tournament
    Previous Best Slam Result
    Stanislas Wawrinka
    28
    SF - 2013 US Open
    Goran Ivanisevic
    29
    Finalist - Wimbledon (3 times)
    Petr Korda
    30
    Finalist - 1992 Roland Garros
    Andres Gomez
    30
    QF - Five times (3 RG, 1 W, 1 USO)
    Andres Gimeno
    34
    Finalist - 1969 Australian Open

    WAWRINKA AGAINST TOP 10 OPPONENTS

    Last season, Wawrinka won a career-high nine matches against Top 10 opponents and at the Australian Open he defeated three Top 10 rivals in a tournament for the first time. He began last year with an 0-4 record against Top 10 competition before securing his first win at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in April. Since that time, Wawrinka is 12-8 against the Top 10 during that stretch and he's defeated every opponent he's played. (He has not faced del Potro, Federer.) Here is the breakdown since April 2013:

    Rank
    Player
    W-L
    1)
    1-4
    2)
    1-3
    5)
    2-0
    6)
    2-0
    7) Tomas Berdych 4-0
    9) Richard Gasquet 1-0
    10)
    1-1

    -With assistance from Joanna Mather

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