Wawrinka wins US Open, tops Djokovic in four sets
- Becomes oldest US Open champion since 1970
- Proves resilient as Djokovic wilts in fourth set
- Perfect three-for-three in grand slam finals
Djokovic, who had injury questions entering the slam and benefitted from an easy ride that included a walkover and two retirements, took off both shoes and had some toes taped.
The six-minute interruption did little to stem the victory charge by Wawrinka, who built his winning edge by being better on the most important points.
The Swiss led Djokovic by the narrowest of margins, 144 to 143 in total points.
Wawrinka cashed in on six of 10 break point opportunities, and frustrated Djokovic by saving 14 of 17 break points against him to become the oldest US Open winner since Australian Ken Rosewall (35) in 1970.
The victory was worth $3.5 million for Wawrinka, who is only missing a Wimbledon victory to complete the coveted career grand slam.
He is a perfect three-for-three in grand slam finals.