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Stanislas Wawrinka happy to fly under radar at Australian Open

Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka is not fazed by the lack of attention he is getting at the Australian Open.

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With all the hype surrounding Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka is happy to be flying under the radar in his bid for back-to-back Australian Open titles.

Wawrinka won through to the fourth round on Saturday after blitzing Jarkko Nieminen 6-2 6-2 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena.

The 29-year-old Swiss will now face Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the last 16.

With a quarter-final spot up for grabs, Wawrinka is still playing second fiddle to some of the higher-profile names and home hopes - but he would not have it any other way.

"I'm feeling good since the beginning of the tournament," Wawrinka told reporters on Saturday.

"For sure I'm not the focus on the tournament because there's Novak, Rafa coming back from injury, Roger [Federer] also just lost, there's [Nick] Kyrgios, [Bernard] Tomic still playing.

"For sure I'm not the focus. For me doesn't matter. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling great. I'm happy the way I'm playing.

"To get to the second week again, it's great. So far everything is good for me.

"The most important is that I focus on what I'm doing and how I want to be on the court.

"So far I've been practicing well, happy with my team here. I feel good and relaxed on the court."

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