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US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka – Highlights from the men's singles final

With his maiden US Open title, Stanislas Wawrinka has now won 11 tournament finals in a row.

US Open 2016: Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka – Highlights from the men's singles final

New York: Key moments in Sunday`s US Open men`s singles final where third-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka defeated world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.

1st set

+ Wawrinka drops his first service game, letting two game points slip away and firing a backhand into the net to stake Djokovic to a 2-0 lead.

+ Djokovic consolidates the break with a love game book-ended with a pair of aces.

+ Facing double set point against his serve in the eighth game, Wawrinka produced two big serves to reach deuce and held with a winner off each wing.

+ Serving for the set in the ninth game and down 0-40, Djokovic faced the first break points of the contest. He saved two before surrendering his serve with his first double fault of the day.

+ Having stepped up his game to force the tiebreaker, Wawrinka failed to put a first serve in play in the decider. 

Key set statistics: Wawrinka`s 20 unforced errors in the 58-minute set were twice Djokovic`s 10: the Swiss put less than half of his first serves in play. 

 

2nd set

+ Wawrinka seizes the initiative with a stinging backhand to the baseline good for a break for 3-1.

+ After quickly falling behind 0-40 in the next game, Wawrinka reels off five points to hold for 4-1, but Djokovic converts a break chance in the seventh to put the set back on serve.

+ Wawrinka`s forehand winner to end a 20-shot rally gave him two set points against Djokovic`s serve in the 10th game. Djokovic saved one with a neat volley to end another rally, but fired wide with a forehand on the next.

Key set statistics: Wawrinka trimmed his unforced errors to eight.

3rd set

+ Wawrinka again saved break points to open the set with a hold.

+ Wawrinka takes a 2-0 lead with a break courtesy of a forehand passing winner and a backhand that was too much for Djokovic to get back.

+ Djokovic regains the break in the fifth game as Wawrinka is unable to convert two game points. 

+ Serving to force a tiebreaker, Djokovic takes a 40-30 lead with a service winner. Wawrinka fights back for deuce and Djokovic misses a backhand to give the Swiss a set point. Djokovic`s big serve out wide just misses and Wawrinka takes the point, forcing Djokovic into a backhand error to go up two sets to one.

Key set statistics: Djokovic converted just one of six break points. Wawrinka hits 18 winners.

4th set

+ Wawrinka seizes another break for 2-0 and follows up with a confident hold to lead 3-0.

+ After a hard-fought hold from 30-40 down leaves him trailing 1-3 Djokovic receives treatment on both feet, taking a medical time out. Wawrinka objects to the time out being granted when it`s not a changeover.

+ Trailing 2-5, Djokovic takes another medical time out.

Key set statistics: Wawrinka saved all three break points. Hits another 12 winners and just four unforced errors.

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