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Summary

  1. Stan Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic 6-7 6-4 7-5 6-3
  2. Wawrinka wins his this third Grand Slam title after Australia (2014) and France (2015)
  3. 5 live sports extra coverage

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By Aimee Lewis and Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight all!

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And hence it is time for us to give you a kiss goodnight. 

How would you reflect on the tournament? Andy Murray out in the quarter-finals but Great Britain broke records for getting so many players through the early rounds.

But ultimately, it's winners that are remembered. Stan Wawrinka met everything before him head on, ripping through challenges with his backhand and finding answers where others couldn't.

We will see you for Grand Slam tennis in 2017. We know you'll be with us in Australia in January.

For now, goodnight, thanks for the tweets and keep working on that backhand.

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A look at the stats and the one that stands out is the number of winners which divided our finalists.

Stan Wawrinka hit 46 - many of them from that silky yet destructive backhand - Novak Djokovic managed 30.

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LoveofFootball:  $3.5 million for 2 weeks?! Every child of mine is not getting any dummy to suck on it's RACQUETS  

Dennis Ethan: Can't believe Stan the Man is just one @Wimbledon title away from a career grand slam WOW STANIMAL!

Penny for your thoughts Dan Evans?

I wonder what @Evo151216 makes of this #USOpen final? Had match point v Stan in Round 3. Like he needs reminding.

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Well done @stanwawrinka great effort but what a champion @DjokerNole is. Tennis at the highest level at its best

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The trophy in the hands of Stan Wawrinka is a miracle worker as it takes the focus off his terrible wardrobe choice.

'Wawrinka got through each hurdle'

Jeff Tarango

Former professional tennis player on 5 live sports extra

Wawrinka didn't play as well in the first three rounds as he did in the rest of the tournament. Dan Evans had an overhead and a volley to put it away, he should have been out of the tournament but he came back with a flourish. He just got through each hurdle he had to get through to win this one match. 

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And after his tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacks of 2001, Stan Wawrinka is handed the coveted trophy. He lifts it aloft with energy, clear delight. When it returns to his chest he kisses the gleaming piece of silverware. 

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Congrats to all at the @usopen Well played my mate @DjokerNole and to the new champion @stanwawrinka amazing effort

Congrats to all at the @usopen Well played my mate @DjokerNole and to the new champion @stanwawrinka amazing effort

Champion reaction

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US Open champion Stan Wawrinka speaks on court: "I don't know what's happening right now. I played almost four hours. First I must say about Novak. You're a great champion, a great person, because of you I'm where I am today. I'd like to congratulate you on everything you have done.

"This is amazing. I came here without the gal of winning it but stepped on the court trying to win the match. I played a lot of tennis, I cam completely empty. There was so much emotion with the crowd, the atmosphere, the stadium, it's been an amazing night.

"My goal is to give everything I have to be the best I can. I never had a goal to win a Grand Slam but I am trying as best I can. Match after match I was playing better. One last thing, today has been a big battle on the court but there is a bigger thing so I just want to remember what happened 15 years ago."

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Bishop Yinkus: Credit to Stan for winning US Open slam considering he was nearly being ousted out by Evans   

Eniitan Emmanuel: One Grand Slam yearly for Stan Wawrinka since 2014. Will he focus his attention on winning 2017SW19 to complete all the slams?

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Wawrinka deserved to win - Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is asked what he told Stan Wawrinka at the net and the coy Serb adds: "I cannot tell you that. It was a friendly chat."

The world number one adds: "Congratulations, Stan, to your team as well. This has been absolutely deserved today. You were more courageous player in the decisive moment and he deserves his title. 

"At this level, after playing seven, eight months of the season, obviously you're not very fresh but coming into the Grand Slam final you are giving it your best. We both felt it. We both felt the demanding match that we played today, but he came on top, he was the better player, tougher mentally.

"It was a fantastic couple of weeks for me. I didn't know if I was going to come a few weeks before because I struggled physically. If someone had told me I was going to play in the final I would definitely have accepted it."

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I always feel sorry for the loser at this point as they stand before a microphone with thousands in the arena and millions at home awaiting their explanation on how they have fallen short.

Novak Djokovic, the floor is yours...

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31-year-old @StanWawrinka is oldest Grand Slam champ since @AndreAgassi at 2003 @AustralianOpen and #USOpen champ since Ken Rosewall in 1970

A stark contrast

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The man wearing a hot raspberry outfit is in the stands to embrace his family. Novak Djokovic just sits in his chair. He's been here before of course. He remains on 12 Grand Slam wins. Roger Federer leads the way on 17.

These are the moments where you either live out your dreams or are simply left to sit and contemplate a failure.

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Neil Randon:  Well done Stan Wawrinka - well deserved and not phased by Djokovic's issues. Now one of the big five, surely?  

Matt Harvey: Andy Murray, take note, Stan Wawrinka has the blueprint on how to beat Novak in Grand Slam finals! The man who takes chances!  

Alice Stainer: SO impressed by Stan Wawrinka. Might be wearing sizzling pink, but Stan the Man is ice cool. He has fought & fought this

Wawrinka wins the US Open

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We end six minutes short of four hours. Stan Wawrinka, as was much publicised, started this match having played 17 hours and 54 minutes in the tournament compared to the eight hours and 58 minutes Novak Djokovic has amassed during the event.

But what's fatigue when a Grand Slam is on the line? That's three Grand Slam finals for Stan and three wins. He's supercharged when it matters.

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'Wawrinka takes his chance'

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Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Wawrinka is the Grand Slam final specialist, three Grand Slam finals and three Grand Slam finals won - that's 11 finals in a row he's won. He's played 27 sets, but he just looked more match tight. Wawrinka has taken his chance incredibly well.

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'An incredible match'

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Mary Pierce

Former French Open champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Definitely deserved. Stan played incredible tennis. He really picked his game up at the end of that fist set and started playing much better as this match went on. It was an incredible match from Wawrinka. 

Game, set, match, Wawrinka

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The pair are glued to the baseline as they scurry left and right, their footwork a function of years of honed muscle memory. Stan Wawrinka opens up the one-handed backhand but his ball lands six inches wide and hang on... that's 0-30 down on his serve.

A bullet serve sees Novak Djokovic offer little. Another serve, this time 117mph, draws a tame backhand into the net. That's 30-30, two points, just two points.  A big point now, a brief rally, five strokes, the ball is in the net on Djokovic's side.

Championship point.

A choppy Wawrinka forehand fizzes into the net. Oh Stan, if you don't close this out that may haunt you. 

A backhand is sublime from Wawrinka, Djokovic returns. A forehand is sublime, Djokovic returns to leave a simple smash. Championship point two.

The pair trade, the silence is deafening and a Djokovic backhand is long. Stan is very much the man.

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Sarah Kenny: That Djovokic can still win points while he's literally hobbling is quite incredible  

Dennis Ethan: The only problem is Stan Wawrinka peaking so late in his career. He would have win a couple of titles before 2014 AO.

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Mary Pierce

Former French Open champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Novak Djokovic is such a fighter and he didn't get to number one in the world for nothing so he's still going to fight. Wawrinka is going to have to finish this match out and he's going to have to win it. When you're injured you're definitely going to try to hit a winner almost from the first shot. 

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Novak Djokovic serve, 100mph, tickled back to him and an easy volley is left for 15-0. A seventh double fault - Stan Wawrinka has made just three - brings up 15-15. 

Wawrinka chases wide to flick a forehand back and races back into the court only to be wrong footed cleverly by the Serb. A lobbed backhand from Wawrinka leaves an easy smash for the game to be sealed.

That was a formality, it's all about this service game. After two weeks of play, this could be it...

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Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

If you have that problem, it's not damaging to your health, he's managed it for a certain amount of time, I don't think it'd be unreasonable to say to him 'I'm sorry, I know you're hurting but you're going to have to wait until the change of ends'. 

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More treatment from the trainer courtside for Novak Djokovic. His big toe is out again and it's bloodied. As he waits for a dressing you can see the toe shaking. He's in clear pain. We can talk gamesmanship, delaying tactics, whatever, there's no doubt he's hurt. He's now very close to being hurt emotionally too as the man stood limbering up some 15ft away is full of beans and closing in on glory. Over to you Stan...

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Mary Pierce

Former French Open champion on BBC Radio 5 live

It looks like the trainer is just adding some more tape and every single time the trainer is doing something, Djokovic is jumping around. He's in a lot of pain. This is really bad luck. 

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David Law

Radio 5 live sports extra commentator

I think Djokovic knows he has no chance in this match now, his body betraying him.

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What an opening point in this seventh game in the fourth as the pair trade from the baseline and then just mix it up with a drop shot apiece. Stan Wawrinka wins the war, dropping one across court, the ball flicking the net on its way.

Wawrinka raises his racquet to apologise for his fortune. I don't think he cares. We reach 40-0 as Djokovic clunks one into the net and he hobbles off to receive another serve but just knows that this set is going 5-2 and Wawrkina promptly ensures that's the case.

Another quick game. Wawrinka is four points from an upset.

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A 111mph serve to the body from Novak Djokovic brings up a tame reply into the net from Stan Wawrinka and he doesn't seem too interested in this service game. He's perhaps in conserve energy mode now, just two more service holds and he will win a third Grand Slam.

Novak takes the game to love.

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Mark Adamoulas: Total lack of class from Novak getting the trainer out before receiving serve. Losing dignity out there, poor.  

Abu Ali: Federer or Nadal would never take a MTO for a hurt toe at such a key moment! One of the reasons why Djoko isn't as adored!   

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Jeff Tarango

Former professional tennis player on 5 live sports extra

He's a little red-faced about it, he's trying to keep poker faced, but what he's thinking is that if Djokovic wasn't allowed a trainer he would have held easily. But if you get the W you don't remember anything that was bothering you in the tournament and that's where Stan is right now. He's willing to stomach his pride right now to get the championship. 

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Again Stan Wawrinka defended the break point, he's getting used to it now, that's 14 of 17 saved today. A solid serve and a long Novak Djokovic forehand brings up game point and Wawrinka runs around a Djokovic return to set up a forehand winner and close out the game. At last we got there.

We reach three hours and 36 minutes. What do we know? Novak is not going to give this up. Wawrinka will have to earn these critical points at the finish.

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An ace for 30-0 on the Stan Wawrinka serve. You can see the Novak Djokovic movement is just not quite fluid. He's conscious of that toe you feel. The Serb dives at a serve to get it back but he's stranded, is this 40-0? No. Sloppy from Wawrinka who hits the tape.

A glimmer of hope for Djokovic and he draws level at 30-30, a huge point now. Djokovic connects with a heavy backhand across court, he moves into the middle of the court to exert pressure and flicks a forehand to the same place, that is break point.

My goodness, can he recover from treatment in the best way possible? Not if Stan the man has his way as he makes a rare foray to the net to finish with a volley, prompting a fist pump.

Will Wawrinka tie up himself as he gets close to the finish line? He saves another break point, that's three out of 16 he's saved now. Djokovic is not going to fold though, curling a forehand up the line to set up a third break point of this game...

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Was that gamesmanship? Was Novak Djokovic thinking he had to halt the Stan Wawrinka momentum with a little break?

Here we go again on the Wawrinka serve. 

Lap it up folks, a thriller and a soap opera.

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Mary Pierce

Former French Open champion on BBC Radio 5 live

This is definitely going to break the momentum Wawrinka has. It will only help Djokovic, help him break Wawrinka's rhythm and also give him time to physically recover as he didn't look in good shape. 

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Treatment controversy

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"It's only supposed to be when he's serving", Stan Wawrinka says to the official as Novak Djokovic gets treatment 10ft away.

Wawrinka starts putting himself through a rigorous stretching routine. He's warming the groins as he dances on the spot, waiting for his rival to get a toe patched up.

"Stan, sorry man," says Djokovic.

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Jack Gilmartin: Djokovic has just been outhit tonight, can't see how he can come back now.  

Loveof Football: Djokovic is an actor. I don't believe all that grimacing. Takes me back to his 1st grand slam win over Tsonga  

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