Stanislas Wawrinka has been defeated by Novak Djokovic in the semi final round of the US Open. Djokovic won the match in five sets by 2-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

This is the 5th time that Djokovic has reached the title round here at Flushing Meadows.

It was a marathon contest and it took Djokovic more than 4 hours to pull it off.

In the post match interview, the world no. 1 said, “It was simply an awesome match and I am glad to be a part of it. Stan was superb right through. He must be given the credit for battling so hard.”

“I was struggling for rhythm at the start. Stan was playing with a lot of aggression and I was finding it really difficult. Fortunately, I managed to lift my game during the vital moments.”

When asked about that third game of the last set which ended in 20 odd minutes, Djokovic said, “It was a vital game and I knew that the guy who would lose that game was going to be under pressure. Unfortunately, I lost it and I was really gutted.”

On the other hand Wawrinka who was featuring in the semi final match of a Grand Slam for the first time was perplexed after losing such a close match. The Swiss no. 2 said, “It’s gutting to end up on the wrong side in these sorts of matches. I was so close, but, unfortunately, couldn’t get the desired result.”

“Overall, it was a great campaign for me. I was consistent and managed to beat some very good players in this tournament.”

It was Djokovic’s 15th clash against Wawrinka and he defeated the Swiss player for the 13th time.

In the final match, Djokovic will take on the Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal.