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Stan Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic to win U.S. Open title

Stan Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic to win U.S. Open title

Stan Wawrinka’s tennis career has been a textbook study of persistence and patience, with his Grand Slam championship success delayed until age 28 and continuing into his 30s.

That was once the tennis version of middle age.

Those virtues served the Swiss veteran well Sunday in the U.S. Open men’s final, a taut and often fraught match against defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia. The 31-year-old Wawrinka, seeded third, lost the first set, rallied to take the next two and waited through two medical timeouts in the fourth set by the top-seeded Djokovic before finishing off a 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory, in a match lasting nearly four...

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