Stanislas Wawrinka Wins Roland Garros

Stanislas Wawrinka came back from being a set down to beat world number one Novak Djokivic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in an epic match to claim his first Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday.  Djokovic came into the match with a better head-to-head record over his Swiss opponent, having won 17 of their last 20 meetings, with Wawrinka having won their last clash in the 2014 Australian Open quarter-finals.  Wawrinka served to get the first set underway and put the Serb on the back foot immediately, but the world number one was up to the challenge as the pair were level on 3-3 after six games.

The seventh game proved to be the turning point as the Swiss had four errors and one break, with the Serb turning the screw to win the first set 6-4.  The second set followed a similar pattern to the first as Wawrinka was the main aggressor, however this time around the Swiss didn’t let his lead slip as he won the second set 6-4 to level the score at one set a piece.  The eighth seed carried his momentum in the third set as he dominated the Serb from start to finish to take the set 6-3 and lead 2-1.

The world number one looked back to his best in the fourth set as he sprinted to a 3-0 lead before Wawrinka powered his way back into the match and had the opportunity to serve for the title at 5-4.  Djokovic managed to save the first championship point but could do nothing about Wawrinka’s backhand winner as the Swiss claimed his second Grand Slam title, ending Novak Djokovic’s 28-match winning run in the process.