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US Open final: Stan Wawrinka trash top seeded Novak Djokovic

 2016 US Open Men's Singles Champion Stan Wawrinka
2016 US Open Men’s Singles Champion Stan Wawrinka

World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka rallied to beat top seed Novak Djokovic in a four-set thriller in the final of the US Open on Sunday evening.

Wawrinka toppled Djokovic, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3, inside Arthur Ashe Stadium to win his third major title and stop the Serb from taking three out of four Slams for the second time in as many years.

“This is amazing, for sure, amazing two weeks,” Wawrinka said.

“I spend so much time on the court. Today I knew it will be a really tough battle again playing the No. 1 player, Novak Djokovic, who always push you to play your best tennis if you want to beat him.

“Was not only in the tennis side but physically and mentally was really tough, again.” said the US Open 2016 winner Stan Wawrinka.

Wawrinka, who saved a match point in his five-set win over Daniel Evans in the third round, became the first US Open champion to save a match point en route to the championship since Djokovic did so against Federer in 2011.

The Swiss international Stan Wawrinka became the fifth man in the Open era to win at least two Grand Slam singles titles after turning 30, and he is the oldest US Open men’s champion since Ken Rosewall, who was almost 36 when he last won in 1970.

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