Video: Novak Djokovic plays fine point at US Open against Stan Wawrinka

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Yesterday, the US Open came to a close when Novak Djokovic was defeated by Stan Wawrinka in the final stage of the competition.

The run up to the final had seen both men do battle with some of the biggest names in the sport during the earlier rounds of the contest.

In the semi-final, Djokovic faced tough opposition in in-form Frenchman Gael Monfils, who had progressed through all previous rounds in some style, winning each match in straight sets and putting in some extravagant performances along the way.


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Djokovic prevailed in the match though, winning the tie by three sets to one.

As for Wawrinka, he made it to the final after beating Japanese world number five seed, Kei Nishikori in the semi-final by a scoreline of 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-2.

The final of the US Open got off to a very even start, the first set of the match going to a tie-breaker situation.

It was Djokovic who took the early initiative in the match, as he won the first set 7-6, winning the tie-breaker by seven points to one.

It would be all one-sided from the second set onward though, and unfortunately for Djokovic, the momentum would switch sides to his opponent Wawrinka, who went on to win all three remaining sets of the match to take victory by a scoreline of 6-7 6-4 7-5 6-3.

Although the scoreline may suggest the tie was slightly one sided, there were spells in the match where world number one seed Djokovic was looking like a player in incredible form.

Eurosport UK took to their official twitter page with a video showing a rally between the two finalists.

In the video, we can see the two engaged in a fierce rally, with Wawrinka forcing Djokovic to make a return at full stretch, only for the Swiss to send the ball back into the same location, wrong footing Djokovic, who was somehow able to re-set himself in time to make the return.

The return eventually forced Wawrinka into playing a shot beyond the court line, thus winning the point for Djokovic.

You can watch the rally in the video below.

This would have been a third victory at the US Open for Djokovic, with the Serbian tennis ace winning the competition back in 2011, and he came to this year's event as defending champion after winning last year's contest.

He has won an incredible twelve Grand Slam titles during the course of his professional career, and in all, has won 66 men's career singles titles.

He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and has so far amassed a huge fortune of £77.7 million in prize money, making him the leader of the all-time earnings list.

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