Sep 12, 2016

Stanislas Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic to clinch maiden U.S. Open title

Image via Yahoo! Sports; Source: AP Photo/Darron Cummings

Stanislas Wawrinka became the oldest US Open men's champion in 46 years when he defeated world no. 1 Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title. If you've followed Wawrinka's Grand Slam moment at Roland Garros against Djokovic in 2015, you'd definitely put your money on the Swiss again.

Wawrinka, 31, who has so often been in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, triumphed 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in 4 sets.

Wawrinka is the oldest winner of the men's tournament since 35-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1970 and the first over 30 to take the title since Pete Sampras in 2002.

Image via Yahoo! Sports; Source: AP Photo/Darron Cummings

It was the Swiss player's first title, following his breakthrough 2014 Australian Open championship and 2015 Roland Garros crown. On both those occasions, Djokovic had been the fall-guy, losing in Melbourne in the quarterfinals and ending as runner-up in Paris. That means, after cruises to his third Grand Slam titles, Wawrinka will only need to win at Wimbledon to complete a full set of four majors.

Djokovic, the 2011 and 2015 US Open champion, had been seeking a third Slam of the year and 13th major of his career.

Via sports.ndtv.com

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