12 September 2016

The Latest: US Open champ Wawrinka notes 9/11 in victory

Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, left, and Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, pose for a photo before playing in the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in New York.
The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

8:45 p.m.

U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka took time out at the end of his victory speech to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

"It's been a big battle on the court ... four hours," Wawrinka told the crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium after defeating No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. "But I just want to remember what happened 15 years ago."

The Swiss Wawrinka's statement on court followed that of American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who won the women's doubles title with Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, and appeared to choke up during her victory speech, telling the crowd: "It's a special day today here for everybody in New York."