On Sept. 11, 2016, Stanislas Wawrinka won the men’s singles competition at the U.S. Open. In the final, the Swiss tennis player defeated Novak Djokovic, in 4 sets. The scores were 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, and 6-3.
As a result of this victory, the 31-year-old won the first American Grand Slam trophy of his career. The 2016 U.S. Open victory is the third significant success of Wawrinka throughout his career. He also won the 2014 Australian Open and the 2015 French Open.
The Defending Champion Lost
Djokovic did not manage to hold his title. He was the defending champion after winning his second American Grand Slam title of the career in 2015. However, the Serbian already won two main trophies in 2016, at the Australian Open and the French Open.
As a result of the U.S. Open final, Djokovic remained the ranking leader of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Wawrinka also maintains his position in the ATP ranking, as the third tennis player of the moment.
Written by Bianca-Ramona Dumitru
Edited by Cathy Milne
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