Stan Wawrinka hails special French Open win

Stan Wawrinka French Open 2015 win over Novak Djokovic

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Stan Wawrinka says he played the match of his life as he defied the odds to win his first French Open, defeating hot favourite Novak Djokovic in four sets.

Djokovic was expected to win his 29th consecutive match to complete a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros, but Wawrinka had other ideas.

Djokovic, who had defeated Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal on his way to the final, took the first set 4-6, but his Swiss opponent came roaring back to win the next three 6-4 6-3 6-4.

“It’s really hard to believe but it has finally happened,” said Wawrinka.

“It was the match of my life. But bravo to Novak, it’s a great challenge, the biggest one to play him.
“It’s a special moment for me.”

Djokovic was lost for words after the match but has vowed to return next year, with the career Grand Slam still in his thoughts.

“It’s hard for me to speak right now,” he told reporters.

“I’d like to say well done to Stan. He has a great heart and I have all respect for him. He is a deserving winner.”
“But I’d like to say I will be back next year and I will try again.”

Wawrinka now has two Grand Slam titles to his name after winning the Australian Open in 2013 and will be hoping to make it three at Wimbledon.

The Swiss star is priced at 15.00 to make it back-to-back wins, while Djokovic will be looking to bounce back from the defeat in France and is 2.15. Andy Murray is 4.30 with Roger Federer 7.00.

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