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Stan Wawrinka crushes Novak Djokovic to lift maiden US Open title

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 September 2016, 9:17 IST

Stan Wawrinka overcame top-ranked Novak Djokovic in an intense US Open final to lift his third Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows, New York, on 12 September.

Despite losing the opening set, the 31-year-old Swiss continued to play aggressively as he defeated Djokovic 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3, in a grueling contest that lasted almost four hours, news.co.au reported.

With the win, Wawrinka has become the oldest US Open men's champion in 46 years. Earlier, Ken Rosewall held that record when he won the tournament in 1970.

Djokovic, who was seeking his third Grand Slam title of the season after Australian Open and French Open, paid a heavy price for converting just three of 17 break points.

On the other hand, Wawrinka smashed 46 winners past his opponent despite committing 51 unforced errors.

The dramatic summit clash also threatened to erupt into controversy after Djokovic twice called medical timeouts in the fourth set.

--ANI

First published: 12 September 2016, 9:17 IST
 
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