Wawrinka beats Djokovic in four sets to win US Open
Third seed Stan Wawrinka (above) rose to the occasion once again to beat top-seeded defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7(1) 6-4 7-5 6-3 and win the US Open on Sunday for the third Grand Slam title of his career. The 31-year-old Swiss, who defeated Djokovic on his way to winning the 2014 Australian Open and 2015 French Open, denied the world No. 1 a third grand slam title this year following the Serbian's wins in Australia and France. Wawrinka trailed Djokovic 19-4 in their career head-to-head, but the hard-working Wawrinka saved his best for the big matches, and he came through again with a superlative performance to win his 11th tour final in a row. The Swiss was better on the most important points of the nearly four-hour final that featured long rallies and brilliant shot-making from both players. Wawrinka cashed in on six of 10 break point opportunities against Djokovic and frustrated him by saving 14 of 17 break points. The victory was worth $3.5 million for Wawrinka, who is only missing a Wimbledon trophy to complete the coveted career Grand Slam.