Sunday, June 07, 2015

2015 FRENCH OPEN: Stan Wawrinka Wins 2nd Major, Denies Djokovic Career Slam

Defying expectations, Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland outplayed World #1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the finals of the French Open on Sunday, winning 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4. Wawrinka, 30, becomes the first former Boys Champion of Roland Garros to win the title. Wawrinka upended a 3-17 deficit in meetings with Djokovic to win this most important match and is now 2-0 in major finals while Djokovic falls to 8-8 and his long wait to complete the career grand slam continues.

Amazingly, for the second time in seven years, the person who beat the King of Clay Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros did not win the tournament. Robin Soderling beat Nadal in 2009 but Roger Federer won the title and this year Djokovic beat Nadal in the quarterfinals relatively easily but ended up losing to Wawrinka!

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