Wawrinka must elevate his game to beat Djokovic at U.S. Open

Friday September 6th, 2013
The winner of this rematch of the fourth round of the Australian Open advances to the U.S. Open final.
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5. He has to stay up. No player suffocates his opponent's spirit like Djokovic. Wawrinka can't let Djokovic's interminable rallies or his inventive shot making or his primal cries of self-satisfaction kill his will to win. His coach, Magnus Norman, knows a thing or two about scoring big upsets, having turned Robin Soderling into a giant slayer. (See: French Open, 2010.) Norman is going to give Wawrinka a great game plan. Wawrinka just needs to believe in it, or, failing that, keep believing in himself.

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