Inspired Wawrinka tames Djokovic to win French Open

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Posted: Jun 07, 2015 12:34 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - Swiss Stan Wawrinka defied the odds to win the French Open with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic in an enthralling final on Sunday.

The eighth seed, who handed Serbian Djokovic his third defeat in three Roland Garros finals, now has two grand slam titles to his name after clinching the Australian Open last year.

Wawrinka used his superb one-handed backhand to devastating effect, hitting flat groundstrokes that wore down eight-times grand slam champion Djokovic, who was looking to complete a career grand slam in Paris.

He sealed victory on his second match point with his 60th winner, a flashing backhand down the line.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Ed Osmond)