Stan the Man is the new US Open champion.!! Already having Australian and French Open in his trophy collection, US Open is the third Grand Slam for him. I do hope that Stan will be able to complete the Career Grand Slam soon.
In the final he beat world’s top ranked player Novak Djokovic in 4 sets. Djokovic took the first set and it looked like it is going to be one sided match. But Stan is very dangerous player. I feel rising to the occasion is Stan’s specialty now. So he fought against odds and ultimately he is our champion. J
The journey to the final was not that very easy for him. In the third round he was down with match point against Daniel Evans. During semifinal – it was raining and newly made stadium roof was being closed which might have made Stan lose his focus. In the final, during fourth set when Djokovic took medical time out twice, Stan had his own problems and he was suffering quietly. After facing all these obstacles victory seems so special in the end.
My dear readers, I would like to share what Stan said after winning Champions Trophy.
You have to accept to suffer and you have almost to enjoy to suffer. Because I think this Grand Slam was the most painful, physically and mentally Grand Slam that I ever player. As I said, I was feeling tired already at the beginning of the match. I was feeling the cramp coming in the third set. In the fourth set I had some pain but most important was what was clear with Magnus (his coach) before was not to show anything. Not to show anything. Give everything and keep fighting and go try to win it.