Stan Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to storm to the 2015 French Open title
Novak Djokovic’s dreams of authenticating his greatness were brutally thrown back in his face on Sunday as Stan Wawrinka shocked him to win the French Open.

Like his coach Boris Becker and many other outstanding players, the world number one is still without the clay court Grand Slam to his name as he was beaten 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 by the hulking Swiss in three hours and 12 minutes.

Djokovic hoped to join Rod Laver, Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as the only players in the modern era to win all four Majors, but must come back again next year to give it another try.

Wawrinka, whose confidence was massively boosted by a first Grand Slam win over Federer in the quarter finals, said 'I am sure Novak will win it one year.'

The whole tournament has been a massive turnaround for Wawrinka. He began it fifteen days ago furious at an article on the official Roland Garros website that detailed his recent marriage split, and ended it two Sundays later lifting the trophy.

He was a popular enough winner although the crowd was surprisingly even handed throughout, given that he is a Francophone and was clearly the underdog.

The result also ends any hopes Djokovic has of doing the calendar year Grand Slam, something his form suggested he was capable of. He now has to decide whether to play a grass court warm up event ahead of Wimbledon, either at Queens or at Halle in Germany.
Djokovic had beaten nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and Britain's Andy Murray en route to the final, but Wawrinka, who won the boys' singles title at Roland Garros in 2003, cemented his place among the elite with an outstanding performance.

Djokovic is the world’s best player, clearly, but finds himself stuck with the Parisian bridesmaids rather than joining even more elevated company, and he will be 29 when he attempts it next time after suffering what is just his third defeat of the year.