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    Stan Wawrinka sets up another title showdown with Novak Djokovic after disposing of Kei Nishikori

    Sep 10, 2016
    Stan Wawrinka hopes to score a repeat of his Roland Garros finals win over Novak Djokovic, this time at Flushing Meadows. AP

    NEW YORK — Stan Wawrinka will face Novak Djokovic for the US Open title in a rematch of last year's French Open final.

    Down a set and a break on Friday (Saturday, Manila time), the third-seeded Wawrinka took control to oust Kei Nishikori, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. He'll seek his third major championship Sunday against the top-ranked Djokovic, who he defeated at Roland Garros in 2015.

    Wawrinka needed to save a match point in the third round against 64th-ranked Dan Evans before prevailing in five sets. But he started to find his form in a quarterfinal victory over 2009 U.S. Open champ Juan Martin del Potro.

    The sixth-seeded Nishikori rallied to upset Andy Murray in five sets Wednesday, and he picked up where he left off at the start of his semifinal. But with Wawrinka saving six straight break points during one stretch in the second set, Nishikori's legs started to go on a humid evening.

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    Stan Wawrinka hopes to score a repeat of his Roland Garros finals win over Novak Djokovic, this time at Flushing Meadows. AP
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