Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in action during his victory over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in straight sets at Wimbledon. Phogo: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

One of the misunderstandings about sport is that opponents always compete under equal conditions. That understanding is housed in one of the great cli(...)

Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland, left) shakes hands with Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic after winning their semi-final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first Grand Slam final with victory over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open. The 28-year-old knocked out three-time (...)