Since 2005, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have dominated men’s tennis. So much so, the quartet have won all the major Grand Slams with exception to Juan Martin del Potro who captured the 2009 U.S. Open. Just like del Potro, Stanislas Wawrinka earned his first Grand Slam career title in his first Slam final debut. At long last, the Swiss stud steps out of his fellow countryman Federer’s shadow.

Though he faced an injured Nadal in the finals, nothing should be taken away from his victory. The 28-year-old athlete defeated both the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to this huge milestone. He’s the first man to defeat the top two seeds at a Grand Slam since Sergi Bruguera at the 1993 French Open beat No. 1 Pete Sampras and No. 2 Jim Courier. Wawrinka also became the lowest-ranked man to win a Grand Slam singles title since 2004, the lowest-seeded man to win the Australian Open since 2002 and the oldest first-time men’s Grand Slam champion since 2001 at age 28. A job well done.

I’ve been a fan of Stanislas for years now and ecstatic he finally won a Grand Slam. Congratulations. Check out a couple of shirtless pics of the champion below.