Everyone seemed to expect Novak Djokovic to grab the 2016 US Open men’s title, but that didn’t happen. It was Stan Wawrinka who came out ahead to beat the number one player in the world in a 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 match on Sunday. This was his first win at this tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York, as noted by ATP World Tour.It seemed to be quite a strange turn of events and many Tennis fans may still be scratching their heads wondering what happened to the Serbian. Between his injuries and what seemed to be the lack of spirit and fight that everyone has come to expect in Novak, it was an odd day for sure.

The bleeding toes plague

The 29-year-old tennis pro was looking to secure his third US Open title this year, but didn’t quite make the grade. What happened to Novak Djokovic that took away his chance of holding that coveted trophy once again? Well, it was a little strange to say the least. At first it looked like he was suffering from leg cramps, which would derail the use of a trainer to fix that issue as the rules go.

However, the trainer was indeed called out during the final set of the match.

This is where the scene gets a little weird. Instead of the trainer going for his legs, it was his feet that ended up being examined. Many assumed that this was all part of the conspiracy of Djokovic to take this time to relax his sore leg muscles, but during his second medical break, the camera zoomed in to reveal that the player’s toes were bleeding.

The world number one explained in the press conference after the match that his toenails were “off and bleeding and painful to move around.” That may have been the actual cause of his discomfort, but it may have been uncomfortable for fans to see Novak in such a state. He is getting older, but many are used to seeing his animation out on the court.

Stan the man was the better player

It was a given that Stan Wawrinka used his talents to get the best of Djokovic at the US Open.

The 31-year-old Swiss turned out to be a fierce and powerful player who overcame his nerves before he faced his opponent. He gave everything he had and it paid off well.Wawrinka and Djokovic respect each other as fellow tennis players and are considered friends as well. Neither one of them had any bad things to say about each other, despite the frustration that was displayed as Novak was getting his feet treated.

In fact, the boys hugged it out at the end of the match. It was a well-deserved win for Stan the man and a great ending to another wonderful year of US Open tennis.

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