Photos: Best of the Monte Carlo semifinals and finals
It was an eventful week at the Monte Carlo Masters, where Stanislas Wawrinka became just the second man outside the ATP's Big Four to win one of the last 30 Masters 1000 events.
Wawrinka's come-from-behind 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Roger Federer in the final makes him 6-0 against top 10 players this year and moves him to No. 1 in the Race to the London, a ranking based solely on points earned this year. His first Masters title was his tour-leading third title of the season., which isn't bad for a guy who hadn't won anything bigger than an ATP 250 a year ago.
In short: Stan really is The Man.
See some of our favorite photos from the final weekend below:
Wawrinka and Federer: This was the fourth time this season that two countrymen met in an ATP final and it was the first for Switzerland since Marc Rosset beat Federer in the final of the Marseille Open in 2000. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Federer: He didn't win the title, but Federer leads the ATP in wins this season with a 28-5 record.
Mike Bryan: Bob and Mike Bryan extended their win streak to 21 matches, winning their fourth-straight title. The win was his 100th title and the team's 98th. They're now just two short of the century mark.
Novak Djokovic: Djokovic and Nadal came into the tournament holding all nine ATP Masters trophies. That streak ended with Djokovic's loss to Federer in the semifinals. Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images
Stanislas Wawrinka: Stanimal in full flight. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
David Ferrer: You just can't take your eyes off of his shirt. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)
Federer: Watch it, bird. (VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Federer: Bend it like Roger. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Wawrinka: Mastering the art of the slide on clay. (Claude Paris/AP)
Federer: Federer shows his shadow who's boss. (Michel Euler/AP)
Wawrinka and Federer: The two friends practiced together before the final. Oh, Switzerland. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Stanislas Wawrinka: Just a man, his trophy, a few good friends. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)