And so the French Open is bagged by Stanislas Wawrinka. He very skilfully flipped the winning script written by Novak Djokovic reminding everyone that the world’s greatest clay-court tournament does not follow the script. Wawrinka ended the match with one of his favourite shots marking his 60th victory of the 3 hours 20 minutes game. With the win, Wawrinka is now World number 4 while Djokovic remains number 1. The Champion then raised his racket in the air to celebrate his success. Wawrinka is considered to be the second Swiss player to win the French Open in the past seven years as Roger Federer won in the year 2009. Other than Wawrinka and Federer, Nadal has every other French Open championship since 2005.
Wawrinka won the first French Open on his 11th attempt, and he is the second oldest man in the history of French Open to win the title. Before him, Andreas Gomez at the age of 30 had defeated Andre Agassi in 1990. The defeat shattered world number one Djokovic’s hopes of a career grand slam as he was defeated for the third time in four finals at Roland Garros. Wawrinka stated in a recent interview “It’s great feeling, but in the same time you need to realize what I did. I’m proud of winning against Novak. He is such a tough player to play, especially in [the] final.”