Stan Wawrinka is now the new “KING OF CLAY”
Novak Djokovic’s dream to win a career Grand Slam is washed out by Stan Wawrinka in French Open as he lost his eighth of 16 finals at the majors.
The 30-year-old Swiss claimed 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win to secure his second major title after the Australian Open in 2014. He also brought an end to Djokovic’s 28-match winning streak.
Djokovic, playing in his 16th Grand Slam final to Wawrinka’s second, take early charge by winning first set and had the Swiss player under pressure in the first set But the Swiss come back strong and won all last three sets to claim the win over the world no one.
Djokovic was hoping to become the eighth man to complete the set of all four major titles but now he has to wait for 12 moths to join Andre Agassi, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Roger Federer, Rod Laver, Rafael Nadal and Fred Perry with win in all four major titles in a season.
Stan Wawrinka said,”It’s really hard to believe but it has finally happened. who fired 60 winners past the Serb.”
“It was an incredible atmosphere on court and I felt emotion like I never have before.”
“It was the match of my life. But bravo to Novak, it’s a great challenge, the biggest one to play him. It’s a special moment for me.”
“I would like to thank my coach Magnus Norman. You played in the final without winning but this victory is yours as well as mine. There are things that are more important in life than victories and that is character and respect – Stan you are a great champion with big heart.”