Highlights: Wawrinka beats Djokovic to claim US Open
Novak Djokovic - Stanislas Wawrinka
US Open men - 11 September 2016
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Wawrinka: "This is amazing. I came here without expecting. But every time I step on the court I try to win every match. I think I played a lot of tennis in these two weeks! I'm probably empty..." ... Sadly, there's no mention of 'the toe' from the on-court interviewer!
Djokovic to Stan in his on-court post-match interview: "You were the more courageous player... He just deserves this title... Well done."
Take a bow, Stan!
GAME, SET AND MATCH! - DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 3-6 WAWRINKA. Stan Wawrinka wins the third Grand Slam title of his career. It's a performance that has real echoes of the heroics that saw him sink Djokovic in four sets in last year's French Open. The Swiss is three from three in Slam finals with Wimbledon the only one missing from his collection. Once again he did it the hard way on serve, hitting back from 0-30 to snare championship point. The number three seed netted a forehand but regained his composure to take it on his second from deuce. Novak's toe will get some of the post-match focus but Wawrinka deserved this victory and that 13th Slam title will have to wait for the Serb.
BREAKING: Stan Wawrinka is the 2016 US Open champion. He dethrones Novak Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-5 6-3 after an enthralling four-set battle at Flushing Meadow.
He's not listening... but recovers from 0-30 to make 30-30... Two points away...
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 3-5 WAWRINKA. After another medical time-out, Djokovic asks the serve-out question with an impressive hold to 15. Over to you, Stan...
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 2-5 WAWRINKA. Stan is one game away! The Swiss puts Djokovic's anguished expressions to one side to easily hold to love. Nole goes straight to his chair for more treatment. You can see blood on the toe now, but you can't help feel Stan was the better player way before this issue cropped up.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 2-4 WAWRINKA. No sign of toe pain from Djokovic. He holds to love and stays in touch. Logic suggests the issue was fatigue and he wanted to time the breather to get into Stan's head.
You could say that Stan has gone 'toe-to-toe' with Djokovic here and is still looking good for the title...
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 1- 4 WAWRINKA. Toe-gate almost got real! It's clearly divided opinion and undoubtedly affected Wawrinka. The Swiss wobbles from 30-0 up and is forced to make deuce and fend off break point with that trusty, go-to body serve. Djoker snares two more opportunities but can't make it happen. Wawrinka screams 'C'mon' and then whistles a stonking forehand down the line to just about maintain his advantage.
Djoker suggesting it's a toe nail and therefore an injury. Wawrinka is not happy. He complains to the chair umpire but the world number one gets his way. Many feeling it's 'loss of condition' and not an injury...
Stan Wawrinka moves to within one set of a first US Open title.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 1-3 WAWRINKA. Djokovic has wilted under the intensity of this match. It's been epic, it's been sublime and it's been painful for him - but he's not done just yet. The Serb double faults to tee up double break point but makes deuce with an overhead putaway. He goes through the motions on his serve and it's almost as if Wawrinka gifts him some unforced errors to allow him on the board.
Wawrinka is three games from the title...
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 0-3 WAWRINKA. Wow! Stanimal goes in for the kill, consolidating to love. Djoker hasn't called for the trainer. It doesn't seem to be an injury. He's just shattered.
BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 0-2 WAWRINKA. Stan is the Man - and is he about to become the 2016 US Open champion? At 30-30 Djokovic is clearly struggling and hobbling. Wawrinka shows no mercy, lashing a stunning backhand winner down the line. The Serb grunts as he struggles to stay in the rally and he drops a crucial service game when he smacks an attempt down the line into the net.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 0-1 WAWRINKA. A really positive opening to the fourth for Stan. He holds serve to 15 and has that scoreboard advantage. Big moments for Novak now. His superman status has been questioned recently and defeat here would give his future opponents belief that he is indeed on the other side of his career's purple patch...
Is Stan on course for the third Grand Slam title of his career? Austrlain Open... check... French Open... check... US Open... maybe... Wimbledon 2017???
SET! - DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-7 WAWRINKA. Stan points to his head as he moves 2-1 up! The Swiss ups the ante at 30-0 down and somehow drags himself to deuce. Novak gets nervy and flashes a backhand long to tee up set point. Stan seized control of the ensuing rally with a blistering backhand down the line with Nole dragging a crosscourt wide to miss out on the TB that he would have fancied his chances in.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-6 WAWRINKA. A big miss from Nole at 30-30 is followed by a crosscourt that looks all ends up a winner - until it cracks into the net and drops back on his side. Wawrinka with a nervy hold from 15-30 down but it's enough to give him the minimum of a TB. He'll want to have a good crack at breaking the world number one now though, his record in TBs with the Serb is NOT good!
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 5-5 WAWRINKA. It looks routine as Nole holds to love, but there was one rally at 15-0 that really caught the imagination of the crowd. The Serb came out on top with a sizzling pass and quickly romped through to level. How Stan would love a similar service game next - but that's not been the pattern.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 4-5 WAWRINKA. Stan just about gets himself out of dodge. The number three seed is made to suffer as Djoker applies the squeeze from 40-0 down. The Serb continues to press at deuce until Wawrinka finds some decent serves to hold firm at a crucial moment in the match.
Stan Wawrinka is just hitting the ball so cleanly and hard.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 4-4 WAWRINKA. Simple and very effective from Djokovic. He combines some positive, aggressive tennis with guile at the net to easily move level with a game to 15.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 3-4 WAWRINKA. Stan shouts 'finally' at himself in English as recovers from a mini wobble from 30-0 up to claim the hold to 30. He's not had it easy for long spells on his serve but he's got that scoreboard advantage and knows Nole is not at his best.
You can never write him off.
Some outrageous tennis hitting, here.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 3-3 WAWRINKA. Stan is still landing some lush backhand winners but he misfires at the end of a pulsating rally to let Djoker level with a hold to 30. Is the tide turning after Stan had looked on fire just three games ago?
BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 2-3 WAWRINKA. Once again Stan's serve is pushed to deuce. He saves a 13th BP on his serve in this match, but finally cracks for the third time on the 14th as Wawrinka's crosscourt forehand snags the net and bobbles back onto his side of the court. Djoker has appeared exasperated at times and far from happy, but he's dragged himself back into this in typical fashion.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 1-3 WAWRINKA. Novak gets himself out of a sticky situation at 0-30 to reel off four points and get on the board. He came into the net with great effect there.
Novak just two from 12 in terms of converting his BPs.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 0-3 WAWRINKA. Stanimal is like a dog with a bone when faced with dropping serve, he's just refusing to give it up. Novak has a 12th BP of the match, but again fails to convert. Wawrinka digs himself out of the hole form deuce once more, lashing a winning backhand pass beyond the stunned Serb after he had bossed what proved to be the concluding rally of the game. At the moment, the Swiss looks like repeating his heroics at Roland Garros last year. Djokovic uncharacteristically ranting at his box.
BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 0-2 WAWRINKA. Devastating for Novak. After going so close to an early break - he's undone by a combination of his own mental fragility at the moment and some wonderful shot-making form his opponent. At 30-0 he looks clam but allows Wawrinka back in. A sublime pass with the Serb at the net chalks up a BP that he converts when Nole gets desperate with an ill-conceived serve and volley combo.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 0-1 WAWRINKA. That could be HUGE in the context of this match. Wawrinka fizzes down an ace to take it from an epic deuce after Nole had seen another three break opportunities go begging. Some brave hitting from the Swiss but Novak must be so frustrated by his low conversion rate of BPs.
Many lauding the quality of the tennis and Stan's recovery. Others have a different take ...
SET! - DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-6 WAWRINKA. It's one apiece! Wawrinka stuns the Djoker with another superb return game to crucially break. The Swiss claims two BPs with a quite wonderful winner down the line and rejoices on the second when the world number one cracks a crosscourt attempt into the ally.
Put your hands together.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-5 WAWRINKA. Just what the doctor ordered. Stan has his serving mojo back and secures the love hold. That precious break has gone but he still has the scoreboard advantage as we enter the business end of the set.
Can't argue so far.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 4-4 WAWRINKA. As is so often the case, Djokovic cranks it up a couple of notches at a key point to roar through a love hold and level. Wawrinka needs a similar service game now. The last few have been somewhat arduous for the Swiss.
BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 7-6 3-4 WAWRINKA. Nole strikes! Stan has another rollercoaster on serve and the lack of consistency eventually is his undoing. At 30-30 Djoker successfully challenges an out call on his crosscourt winner and finally makes a BP count when the depth of his approach teases Stan into lashing long of the baseline.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 2-4 WAWRINKA. A fourth love service game of the contest gets Novak back on track. His sloppy rhythm and flurry of double faults have been costly in this set so far. Stan had a bit of a lull there. He can't afford to drop his intensity.
This is Stan's thing nowadays - getting the head right!
DJOKOVIC 7-6 1-4 WAWRINKA. Well, that's one that could have had Stan waking up in a cold sweat for the next month! He has the initiative but produces a howler of a service game to begin with, offering up triple break point. The Swiss somehow pulls the rabbit out of a hat to make deuce though, lashing down some belting serves before a delicious crosscourt winner sees him consolidate. Talk about doing it the hard way!
BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 7-6 1-3 WAWRINKA. Stan unleashes THAT backhand with a baseline-clipping belter down the line to steal the break from deuce. Djoker had looked in control at 40-15 but his wobble on the first serve is becoming a bit of a problem for him. Double faults are playing their part and it's the Swiss who now has the momentum in this second set.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 1-2 WAWRINKA. A big serve helps Stanimal over the line to hold to 30. He's maintaining that scoreboard advantage and is fully settled now. It is a noticeable trait of the Swiss. He can sometimes take a bit of time to get going which is definitely a handicap against someone like Djoker.
VIDEO: How Djokovic clinched the first-set TB.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 1-1 WAWRINKA. Stan lets Novak off the hook. At 0-15 he misses a sitter and should be looking at 0-40 when a double fault puts him 15-30 to the good. Djokovic responds and digs out the hold.
DJOKOVIC 7-6 0-1 WAWRINKA. It's an up and down game from Wawrinka until a beast of a low backhand winner down the line at 30-30 puts him in the driving seat. A lung-bursting rally follows and concludes with Nole driving long of the baseline. Worth mentioning that the last two occasions that Stan has beaten Djoker he's lost the first set (Australian Open 2014 and last year's French Open final). A hat-trick perhaps?
What a stat!
SET! - DJOKOVIC 7-6 WAWRINKA. Djokovic destroys Wawrinka in the tie break as he takes the opener 7-1 in the TB. There was some wonderful tennis in the early points before the Serb raced clear. He'll feel that lead is justified after bossing the set for long periods. his failure to secure a double break eventually proved costly as Stan hit back, though it ultimately proved in vain for the Swiss who can at least console himself with the fact he won last year's French Open after coming from a set behind.
With the final seemingly on a knife edge after a thrilling first set, check out Patrick Mouratoglou's analysis of who's going to come out on top.
TB update: 4-1 to Novak. A stonking winner down the line after Stan's power had left him on the back foot. This is magnificent to watch. Nole follows it up and leaves Stan with a lot to do now.
TB update: Nole roars 2-0 ahead. Stan needs to get a foothold and the pair face-off in a quite sublime exchange with the Swiss somehow coming out on top. You won't see many better rallies!
TIE BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 6-6 WAWRINKA. The Swiss shakes off the nerve-jangler of dropping the first point to reel off the next four to take it to the TB. Historically, Novak wins these. He's triumphed on eight of the nine occasions they've tussled in a tie break.
DJOKOVIC 6-5 WAWRINKA. An important game for Novak. He's no doubt rather frustrated to have been pegged back, but gets his head right to pull off a simple love hold. He's guaranteed a tie break - can Stan hold firm now or will Nole undo all of his good work?
Loving the alliteration!
DJOKOVIC 5-5 WAWRINKA. That's some fightback from Stanimal. It looked like damage limitation and a case of re-focusing for the second set, but he's dug his heels in and very much alive now. He holds to 15 to level right at the end of this opener.
BREAK! - DJOKOVIC 5-4 WAWRINKA. What a recovery! Stan is the man as he picks his moment to announce himself in this final. He's dug deep to simply stay alive and earned himself a chance to sneak back into this set. Some big hitting off either flank see him burst to triple BP and it proves too much for Novak who saves two before double faulting at the worst possible moment. The doubts could well be creeping into the world number one's mind. He should be done and dusted in this opener. He's had big opportunities but could find himself all square if Wawrinka holds next...
DJOKOVIC 5-3 WAWRINKA. Service games have been hard work for Stan but he comes through another tough test to ask the serve out question of Djoker. The Serb must have thought he was going to break again and take the set at 15-40, but Stan rallied to make deuce and conjured up a sweeping backhand and lovely forehand to get the job done.
Obligatory pre-match shot... Only one is smiling right now!
Wawrinka needs that backhand to start clicking...
DJOKOVIC 5-2 WAWRINKA. Novak shrugs off the missed opportunity for the double break to cruise to another love hold. He's one away from taking the first set in very impressive style.
DJOKOVIC 4-2 WAWRINKA. Stan stays alive in the set - just! The Swiss hits back from 0-30 but Novak presses him to make deuce. The Serb chalks up another break point but can't convert as Stanimal pulverises a forehand down the line before claiming the hold with an ace.
DJOKOVIC 4-1 WAWRINKA. Stan mutters 'make him play' as he blocks a serve long. It comes a little late at 40-15 and he follows it up by crashing a backhand attempt down the line into the net. Novak looking comfortable and very focused.
DJOKOVIC 3-1 WAWRINKA. Stan is on the board. The two-time Slam champion will have had a few alarm bells ringing following the initial moments of this match but he settles down and holds to 15 to stay in contention in this first set.
DJOKOVIC 3-0 WAWRINKA. The Serbinator appears to be in full working order. A love hold sees him coast through his service game to love and easily consolidate.
BREAK! DJOKOVIC 2-0 WAWRINKA. An ominous sign for the Swiss number three seed as Djokovic shows all of his elasticity and incredible defensive skills to make a major breakthrough early on. The first point is trademark Nole as he somehow stays alive under the cosh to steal it. Wawrinka responds to 40-15 but more great returning puts him under pressure at BP. The Swiss looks uncomfortable and slaps a shot into the net to hand Novak a perfect start.
Check out John McEnroe's view on how this match will turn out...
DJOKOVIC 1-0 WAWRINKA. An early poser for Novak. Coming into it some wondered if he would be rusty from the lack of a serious test or simply more fresh... At first it seems like the former as Wawrinka moves 15-30 up. But Nole responds and a big serve followed by a wild miscue from Stan see the reigning champion come through unscathed.
Here we go, it's the 2016 men's US Open final: Wawrinka v Djokovic with the world number one first to serve...
The warm up is underway.
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Interesting stats for both sides of the net...
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VIDEO: An insightful interview with Novak
Djokovic is targeting a third Slam triumph of 2016 and his 13th overall. Stan has lifted two in two final appearances. Will he make it three for three? His form would suggest he saves his best for the big occasion, winning all of his last 10 final appearances.
The Swiss upset the Serbinator with a four-set success (4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4) in the final at Roland Garros last year. Djokovic won the opening set but struggled to control an on-fire Wawrinka who has one of the best backhands in the history of the tennis. Novak will be keen to avenge that defeat while Stan will no doubt look to take inspiration from it.
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Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the 2016 men's US Open final between world number one and reigning champion, Novak Djokovic and two-time Grand Slam winner, Stan Wawrinka (3). The players are due out on Arthur Ashe stadium from 9pm BST.