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Wawrinka stuns Djokovic to win French Open


Stanislas Wawrinka won his first French Open title

Stanislas Wawrinka stunned Novak Djokovic to win his first French Open title and thwart the world number one’s career Grand Slam hopes.

The Swiss eighth seed played magnificently in a 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory at Roland Garros.

Wawrinka, 30, brought an end to Djokovic’s 28-match winning streak as he claimed his second Grand Slam title.

Djokovic had been hoping to become the eighth man to complete the set of all four major titles.

The 28-year-old Serb had been a strong favourite to finally get his hands on the Coupe des Mousquetaires after beating nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and third seed Andy Murray, but he was outplayed by Wawrinka.

“It was an incredible atmosphere on court and I felt emotion like I never have before,” said Wawrinka.

“I would like to thank my coach Magnus Norman. You played in the final twice without winning, but this victory is yours as well as mine.”

Djokovic was effusive in his praise for the new champion: “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.”

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