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US Open men's final

Published 0204 GMT (1004 HKT) September 12, 2016
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Novak Djokovic, right, led Stan Wawrinka 19-4 in their duels prior to the US Open final. But Wawrinka had won two of the last five at majors. Elsa/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Djokovic made the better start, up 4-1. He looked very sharp. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Wawrinka was struggling with his game, including his serve. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
But Djokovic needed a tiebreak to win the first, a backhand down the line the key point. Michael Heiman/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Wawrinka rallied, though. He broke early in the second when Djokovic hit two double faults in one game. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Djokovic was now in difficulty. He dropped serve to end the second set. Then he dropped serve to end the third. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Wawrinka sensed he was getting closer to victory. His attacking game was proving too much for Djokovic. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Djokovic began to wilt physically, needing a pair of medical timeouts in the fourth set. There was no coming back. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
And Wawrinka would later be lifting the trophy. Elsa/Getty Images North America/Getty Images