Monday, June 8, 2015

Wawrinka shocks world no.1 Djokovic to win Roland Garros

Did you expect this? Well I did not - but in the heart of my heart I had a doubt that made me suspicious of Djokovic winning the Roland Garros this year.

It seemed the world no.1 was a little over confident and a bit proud for sailing smoothly to the finals - specially after beating nine time Roland Garros winner and defending champion Rafael Nadal in the fourth round. And perhaps he never thought of  a setback at the hand of world no.8 in the finals.

But he was to be surprised in the finals today when a rather docile Stanislas Wawrinka stunned and shocked world number one Novak Djokovic 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 to win the French Open - and his second Grand Slam title.

Wawrinka, the eight seed, was not deterred after losing the first set to Djokovic and hit back with all his might and tact to over awe the Serb and dominated him in the next three sets to win the Roland Garros men's single title for year 2015 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4.

"I played the match of my life, it's hard to believe. Playing against Novak was one of the biggest challenges. I know how much he wanted this Roland Garros," Wawrinka said after the match.


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