Wawrinka knocks off Djokovic to win U.S. Open title


Nick McCarvel, Special for USA TODAY Sports
10:05 p.m. EDT September 11, 2016

Tennis Channel recaps the men’s U.S. Open final where Stan Wawrinka dethroned Novak Djokovic in four sets to win his third Grand Slam championship.
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NEW YORK — Stan Wawrinka had played twice the amount of tennis at this U.S. Open as world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, but Sunday evening in the final inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, that only seemed to help.

Wawrinka, the No. 3 seed, wowed in a fantastic display of power tennis and physical force, overwhelming Djokovic with his one-handed backhand in a 6-7(1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory.

It is the Swiss 31-year-old’s third Grand Slam title in three major final appearances, adding to trophy hauls at the 2014 Australian Open and 2015 French Open, the latter in which he also beat Djokovic in a four-set final.

“We know each other for many, many years,” Wawrinka said on court. “Because of you I am the player I am today.

“This is honestly amazing. I came here without…

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