French Open Day 15: Wawrinka stuns Djokovic to win first French Open title

Stan Wawrinka came from a set down to stun world number one Novak Djokovic to win his first French Open title after a 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory in the men’s final at Roland Garros.

It is just the second grandslam for the Swiss man, following on from his triumph at the Australian Open in 2014 and after going a set down, Wawrinka superbly fought back to end Djokovic’s 28 match winning streak and deny him his career grandslam.

Stan Wawrinka won his first French Open title and just his second grandslam image: rte.ie

Stan Wawrinka won his first French Open title and just his second grandslam
image: rte.ie

Wawrinka was the maker of his own downfall in the first set, as Djokovic breaking the 30-year-old the first game seemed to unsettle Wawrinka and despite levelling it up at 3-3, a double fault proved costly as Djokovic took the first set 6-4.

The Swiss man fought his way back into the match with a barrage of winners leaving Djokovic stuck and after missing the chance to take four break points, Wawrinka did not let a fifth slip away as he won the second 6-4 and levelled things up at 1-1.

Those powerful backhands continue to terrorize Djokovic in the third set as Wawrinka broke the Serbian in the sixth to help him turn the match on its head to lead the world number one 2-1.

It looked like Djokovic was going to force his way back into the match after a break point in the fourth set gave him a 3-0 lead but Wawrinka broke back in the fifth game, held his serve to bring it back level and a super one-handed backhand helped Wawrinka break again.

Wawrinka then served for the championship and it was another of his trademark backhands down the line that did the job to hand Wawrinka hs second grandslam title.

You can check out more results from the final day of action at the French Open here.

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