It`s been almost two weeks since the 2016 edition of the US Open started. As all expected, the tennis players gathered in New York produced some delightful moments on the court giving a sample of their mastery, skills, and physical endurance. In the end, the dice have been rolled, and the men`s singles final picked its actors. It`ll be Novak Djokovic to collidewith Stan Wawrinka into the US Open`s last play.

Both players put in some great tennis to get there, but their paths to the final were quite different.

One thing is for sure- the encounter will push both athletes to the edge as in the past when they met on the tennis court, the audience was spoiled with a tennis game as elegant as it was brutal.

Novak Djokovic has had an unusual trajectory

For the Serb, the task has been easier than expected. He was lucky as 2 of his opponents withdrew during the matches, while a 3rd one choose not to compete. That means fewer hours spent on the tennis court. And the timing of those events came to help out the Serb as he is still not 100 % fit due to some issues in his right wrist.

According to the Serb, the wrist problem occurredduring Wimbledon was a major bump throughout the summer swing. His results were lower than expected. The image of the Serb star leaving the Olympics overwhelmed by tears remains etched on the retina.

Now, Novak Djokovic has a great shot to reinstate his dominance over the ATP circuit. Moreover, the Serb is the defending champion at Flushing Meadows following his last year`s success against Roger Federer.

Stan Wawrinka went through several brutal clashes

The Swiss star made it to his first final at the US Open.

In the absence of Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka stands as the main violinof the Swiss male tennis.

As he usuallydoes, Stan found a way to set himself in the right state of mind at this US Open. Despite having some issues in the early stages, his game improved little by little and last night he left no chance to Kei Nishikori. By reaching the final, Stan Wawrinka surpassed his best result at the US Open- 2015 semifinalist.

Djokovic vs. Wawrinka

When it comes to the head to head statistics, it is Novak Djokovic with the better numbers.

But, the 31-years-old Swiss has his own part of glow. Overall, they crossed their paths on 23 occasions with Djokovic having won 19 times. Wawrinka has only four successes, but 2 of them happened when it mattered the most.

Last year, Djokovic suffered a huge upset in the French Open final losing in 4 sets to Wawrinka. Back in 2014, the Swiss won the Australian Open. In his route to the title, he outran Djokovic in the quarterfinals.

Between these two players, a long lasting friendship resides. That seems useless when they play against each other as they always orchestrated some delightful matches.

Once again, the stake is high, and a grueling five sets match is not out of the table.

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