The world number three Stan Wawrinka beat World number one Novak Djokovic in 3-hour, 55-minute match: 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to win his third Grand Slam.
The 31 year old Wawrinka is the oldest male US Open champion since 1970 when 35-year-old Ken Rosewall won this tournament.
Now, he have three Grand Slams titles, and all he needs is a title at Wimbledon to complete a clean sweep of the Grand Slams. Wawrinka has won all three of the Grand Slam finals in which he has played. And all three times, he beat the world’s No. 1 player.
Djokovic said: “He’s a big match player. He loves to play on the big stage against big players, because that’s when he elevates his level of performance in his game. Just gets much better, He doesn’t get too stressed by the bigger occasion. He actually likes playing in big matches. So he’s very powerful, powerful player. Big serve. Probably the best, most effective one-handed backhand in the world now. He can play it all. He has that variety in his game. He can be very dangerous for everybody.”
“Novak is a strong guy,” said Wawrinka. “He’s mentally a beast. Is not easy to play him.Today, I was trying to stay with him.I was trying to be tough with myself. Trying not to show anything. Not to show any pain. Not to show any cramp. Not to show anything. I was suffering on the court, but I’m happy and proud with what I have achieved today.” – admitted Wawrinka.