Press Esc to close
Sunday 31 August 2014
News updated at 2:35 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Djokovic in US Open final

New York, Sep 8, 2013 (IANS):
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, looks up into the grandstand before serving to Stanislas Wawrinka, of Switzerland, during the semifinals of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in New York. AP Photo

World No.1 Novak Djokovic had to come from behind to overcome Stanislas Wawrinka and advance to his fourth consecutive US Open final. The Serb beat the Swiss ninth seed in an epic five-setter here Saturday.

Djokovic edged out Wawrinka 2-6, 7-6(7-4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in four hours and eight minutes at the Arthur Ashe Stadium here.

Wawrinka hit the ground running, dismantling the top seed in a easy first set win. The Swiss had clearly learned a thing or two from his former Davis Cup doubles partner Roger Federer on how to time those single-handed backhands as he hit 10 winners to the Serb’s six.

Djokovic had the Swiss to thank for handing him the second set. Wawrinka smacked a whopping 21 winners to Djokovic’s 12 but 19 unforced errors cost him the set and probably the match.


However, to his credit, the first-time major semi-finalist recovered to win the third set in just 34 minutes.

Djokovic who had only lost one set in his five previous matches - to No. 21 seed Mikhail Youzhny in the quarter-finals took a 4-1 lead in the fourth. Things only got better for the World No.1 as the Swiss took an off-court three-minute time-out after which the Serb easily closed out the set.

With the match going into the fifth set hot conditions endurance came into play. Wawrinka’s injury also started to show but that didn’t seem to deter him.
In a physically draining third game, which lasted 21 minutes and 12 deuce points, Wawrinka saved five break points before holding serve.

Djokovic hit back almost instantly levelling the set 2-2. Wawrinka finally began show signs of weakness as tiredness creeped in. The Serb finally gained control of the match and held his service game to book a final showdown between the winner of the match between Rafael Nadal and Richard Gasquet later in the day.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523