US Open—New York, New York

No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka won his third career Grand Slam title on Sunday in Flushing Meadows, New York, defeating top seed Novak Djokovic 6-7(1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. In a match that lasted three hours and 54 minutes, Wawrinka struck 46 winners to 51 unforced errors and broke serve on six occasions. Winning his fifth career match against Djokovic in their last 25 meetings, Wawrinka is now 3-0 in Grand Slam finals and has won his last 11 finals on Tour. The Swiss great, who is currently ranked No. 3 in the world, also defeated Kei Nishikori, Juan Martin del Potro and Fernando Verdasco earlier in the event. Wawrinka also saved a match point against Dan Evans in the third round.

Djokovic, who was aiming to win his 13th Major, walks away with two Slam victories in 2016. The Serb won in Australia and finished off his Grand Slam collection at the French Open in early June.

All sights will now turn to Melbourne, Australia and the first Major of 2017 in January.


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