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Photos: Stanislas Wawrinka shows off his new Australian Open trophy

Stanislas-Wawrinka-9 Stanislas Wawrinka poses with his Australian Open trophy near the Yarra River in Melbourne. (Rick Rycroft/AP)

Stanislas Wawrinka is already back in Switzerland to try and recuperate and recover for Switzerland's upcoming Davis Cup tie against Serbia, but before he left, he enjoyed some quality time with his brand now Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, awarded to the winner of the Australian Open. Wawrinka defeated No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the final to capture his first Slam title and rose to a career-high No. 3 in the ATP rankings.

More photos from Wawrinka's champion's photo shoot below:

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It was a banner day for the 28-year old, who also took the torch from Roger Federer as the new Swiss No. 1. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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Just a dude and his trophy, strolling with some pigeons. (Rick Rycroft/AP)

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The big question is whether Wawrinka poured more champagne out here than he drank in celebration the night before. I'm guessing no. (Aaron Favila/AP)

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