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Djokovic vs. Wawrinka: Score, Highlights from US Open Men's Final 2016

David KenyonFeatured ColumnistSeptember 11, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:  Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia with a score of 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 during their Men's Singles Final Match on Day Fourteen of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka defeated top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the 2016 U.S. Open championship on Sunday in New York.

Djokovic—the defending championwon the first set 7-6(1), but Wawrinka responded with three straight (6-4, 7-5, 6-3) to claim his third Grand Slam title. Wawrinka adds the U.S. Open crown to his Australian and French Open victories.

Though Wawrinka started slowly, once the Swiss star's trademark backhand became effective, he could hardly be stopped. Wawrinka took a commanding 3-0 edge in the fourth set and held off Djokovic's desperation charge.

Bleacher Report provided live updates, highlights and reactions throughout the thrilling match. Please add your thoughts in the comments section.

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