Stan Wawrinka def Novak Djokovic

Stadium Announcer Andy Taylor. US Open 2019. Day 7 Stan Wawrinka
Announcer Andy Taylor | The Voice of the US Open | US Open

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[23] Stan Wawrinka -23- (SUI) def [1] Novak Djokovic -01- (SRB)

Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.

There have been rumblings all week about Novak’s left shoulder. He received several visits from the physio during his Round-2 victory over Juan Ignacio Londero, then dodged questions about the his condition in every interview. It’s an injury he’s carried for quite some time. Unfortunately for the defending champion, the pain peaked this week.

That said, Stan Wawrinka was tough to beat – bum shoulder or not. Now two years into his return from knee surgery, the 2016 Champion is back in vintage form with the most devastating backhand in the game.

Perhaps if Novak had taken a Medial Time Out on set-3’s first changeover – played a few points and THEN retired – he would have avoided the cascade of boos that accompanied his exit from the stadium.

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Stan Wawrinka Round 4 Match Recap

NEXT: [23] Stan Wawrinka -23- (SUI) vs [5] Daniil Medvedev -05- (RUS)

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Round-4 Biography | [23] Stan Wawrinka -23- (SUI)

3-years-ago, he captured his 3rd Grand Slam title right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium. He earned his first Major at the 2014 Australian Open; and a year later, lifted the trophy at Roland Garros. Ranked as high as World #3, he is an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Davis Cup Champion, owns 16 career Singles titles, has earned a spot in the year-end ATP Finals 4-times – and earlier this year in Rotterdam, reached his 29th career Tour-level Final. Competing in his 14th US Open, from Switzerland – Please welcome 2016 Champion, Stan Wawrinka.

▲ R4: def [1] Novak Djokovic -01- (SRB) 64 75 21 RET
▲ R3: def [LL] Paolo Lorenzi -135- (ITA) 64 76(9) 76(4)
▲ R2: def Jeremy Chardy -74- (FRA) 64 63 67(3) 63
▲ R1: def Jannik Sinner -137- (ITA) 63 76(4) 46 63

Round-4 Biography | [1] Novak Djokovic -01- (SRB)

Few have been more dominant on this court than the defending US Open Champion. In 2007, he reached his first Grand Slam Final right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium. 12-years-later, he has reached the US Open Final 8-times, capturing the title in 2011, 2015 and 2018. With his 5th Wimbledon victory last month, he is now a 16-time Major Champion, owns the Career Grand Slam, and is one of only 3 men who’s held all four Major titles at the same time. He also STANDS ALONE in the record books as the only player ever to win all 9 ATP Masters-1000 Tournaments – and the only player ever to capture 7 Australian Open titles. He’s a Davis Cup Champion, an Olympic Bronze Medalist, a 5-time year-end World #1 and now owns 75 career Singles titles. From Serbia, please welcome 3-time US Open Champion and the #1 Player in the World, Novak Djokovic.

▲ R3: def Denis Kudla -111- (USA) 63 64 62
▲ R2: def Juan Ignacio Londero -56- (ARG) 64 76(3) 61
▲ R1: def Roberto Carballes Baena -76- (ESP) 64 61 64

Head to Head

This was the 25th meeting between these two Champions, and their first since 2016’s US Open Final. It was their 8th Grand Slam meeting and 3rd at the US Open.

Grand Slam Head to Head:

► 2016 FF US Open | Stan Wawrinka 67(1) 64 75 63
► 2015 FF Roland Garros | Stan Wawrinka 46 64 63 64
► 2015 SF Australian Open | Novak Djokovic 76(1) 36 64 46 60
► 2014 QF Australian Open | Stan Wawrinka 26 64 62 36 97
► 2013 SF US Open | Novak Djokovic 26 76(4) 36 63 64
► 2013 R4 Australian Open | Novak Djokovic 16 75 64 67(5) 12-10
► 2012 R4 US Open | Novak Djokovic 64 61 31 RET