World number three Stan Wawrinka has beaten out number one seed Novak Djokovic last week to take home the US open at Flushing Meadows.
Wawrinka ground out his first US Open trophy, and third Grand Slam Trophy after wearing down Djokovic 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. By breaking in the final game of the second and third sets, and by saving 14 of 17 break points he faced, Wawrinka already had gained the upper hand by the time Djokovic clutched at his left leg and grimaced after missing a forehand while getting broken early in the fourth. Djokovic was granted the unusual chance to have a medical timeout at a time other than a changeover. He removed both shoes and socks so a trainer could help with toe blisters. Wawrinka complained about the six-minute break, and Djokovic looked over and apologised. Later, Djokovic started limping and received more treatment.
Wawrinka’s victory over Djokovic is only his third from their 23 encounters. The 31-year-old Wawrinka is the oldest U.S. Open men's champion since Ken Rosewall was 35 in 1970.