The first Grand Slam of 2014 is in the books, and Stanislas Wawrinka is the toast of men's tennis after capturing the Australian Open title in impressive fashion over world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.
Not only did the triumph deliver the Swiss star his first Grand Slam career title, it significantly elevates his stature among the top players in the sport. For his part, Nadal had a great run in Melbourne and despite the disappointment with the final result leaves Australia as the undeniable top player in the sport.
Behind those great champions, there were plenty of surprises—both good and bad—that will help to shape a post-Australian Open men's Top 20.
Some, like Wawrinka himself and semifinalist Tomas Berdych, went further and accomplished more than most expected. Others, like Juan Martin del Potro and David Ferrer, were bounced sooner than many thought likely.
Those doings Down Under, coupled with the top players' performances in the months leading up to the year’s first Slam, have helped craft this latest Top 20 power ranking. Debate away, but keep in mind this list is sure to change several times over as we move toward the French Open in May.