Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic Clash in US Open FinalPublished September 11, 2016 by Florin P
Stan Wawrinka tries to strip Novak Djokovic of another Grand Slam title (9:00 p.m UK Time).
Novak Djokovic steamrolled past opponents once again at the U.S. Open to reach the final act of the competition. Stan Wawrinka is blocking his way to grand slam glory, after depriving him of the Rolland Garros title in 2015. Unlike the Serbian player, the Swiss had to fight hard for every point and was twice on the verge of elimination.
Novak Djokovic Back to Full Potential
The ATP leader has played superb tennis at the U.S. Open 2016, despite winning a single match in straight sets. Novak was also lucky to have three players retiring on the way and played matches every four days instead of two. Fatigue is not a problem for this incredibly fit player and even though he required four sets to defeat Gael Monfils, he is in good shape and ready for this final challenge.
Busy Days for Stan Wawrinka
The Swiss found himself on the brink against Daniel Evens who had two chances to wrap up the match in Round 32. He was unable to win the next game in straight sets against lowly Illya Marchenko, but played much better against Del Potro and Kei Nishikori. Stan spent a lot of time on the tennis court and he now faces one of the fittest and most resilient athletes in the ATP series.
After losing the Rolland Garros final, the Serbian player has defeated Stan Wawrinka twice and each time in convincing fashion. Once again he is credited with the first chance by bookmakers, yet the odds for an outright victory are pretty low. Bet365 offers odds of 9/10 on Novak Djokovic to cover the -4.5 games spread and this bet makes a lot of sense. In three of the last four victories Novak won a set by 6-0 and once by 6-1, so even risk-averse punters should gladly take these odds at high stakes.