Stan Wawrinka progressed from defeating Juan Martin Del Potro in the Quarterfinals, and Kei Nishikori in the Semifinals to beating the Men’s World #1, Novak Djokovic in the Final of the American Grand Slam, US Open in New York City on September 11, 2016. It is Mr Wawrinka’s third Grand Slam title and first at the US Open, the prior all defeating World #1’s (against Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in 2014, against Mr Djokovic at Roland Garros, French Open in 2015) At 31, Mr Wawrinka is the oldest Grand Slam winner since Andre Agassi in 2003 (US Open).
Mr Wawrinka, the Men’s World #3 has been having a great great season and has qualified for the ATP Race To London with this major win under his belt. He now has 6,260 ATP points while the Men’s World #2, Andy Murray has had his best year end ranking with 9,485 ATP points.
The beloved Roger Federer has had recent injury and will not be playing again this season. He is scheduling his return for 2017, possibly at the Australian Open or before. Mr Federer has spent a historic 302 weeks at Men’s World Number#1.
Mr Wawrinka stated after the Final match:
There is no secret. If you want to beat the No. 1 player in the world, you have to give everything…You have to expect to suffer and you have to almost enjoy suffering,I was already feeling tired at the beginning of the match. I was feeling the cramps coming in the third set. In the fourth set I had some pain, but the most important was what I discussed with (Coach) Magnus Norman before the match. To keep fighting and try to win it. Today, before the final, I was nervous like never before. I was shaking in the locker room. When I had a final chat with Magnus, five minutes before the match, I started to cry. I was shaking, but I was convinced that my game was there. If I put up a fight on the court, I had a chance to win.
Congratulations Stan Wawrinka!
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