Wawrinka outlasts Djokovic to claim US Open title

Stan Wawrinka bullied his way to a third career grand slam title on Sunday as he outlasted Novak Djokovic 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to win the US Open final on Sunday.

The 31-year-old Swiss added the New York crown to his 2014 Australian Open title - he beat Djokovic in the quarter-finals - and the Roland Garros trophy from last season, where he defeated the world number one Serb in the final.

Wawrinka has now won his last 11 finals dating to early 2014; his victory lifts his record over Djokovic to 5-19.

Djokovic was treated twice for blister and toenail problems, which he said were painfully limiting his movement.

Wawrinka came to the final with 18 hours on court while Djokovic - thanks to three retirements and a walkover - had played for only nine hours.

The Serb world number one stands 2-5 in US Open finals after losing to Wawrinka in just under four hours of battle. He has stalled on a dozen grand slam titles. 

Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 03:01
Author: 

More from Sport

Balotelli rails against alleged racist insults from Bastia fans

Italian football star Mario Balotelli has reacted on social media after claiming to be racially abused by Bastia...

New revelations expected on Russian doping in documentary

New revelations on doping practices in Russia were expected later Friday when a documentary on the subject was to be...

Manchester United end Real Madrid's reign atop Football Money List

Manchester United generated the highest revenue of any football club in history last season, according to...

Petition starts in Budapest with aim for referendum against Olympics

A petition against Budapest's bid for the 2024 Olympics started on Thursday, with the aim of having a referendum on...

Sevilla beat Real Madrid to end their 40-game unbeaten run

Sevilla ended Real Madrid’s 40-game unbeaten run on Sunday in Spain’s top division with a 2-1 victory.