Changes at the top of world tennis?

Can the pretenders to the male and female thrones take advantage of poor form

18th September, 2016
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Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates beating Novak Djokovic at the US Open earlier this month Picture: Getty

T wo Sunday afternoons ago, Stan Wawrinka, the world’s third-ranked tennis player, cut a forlorn figure in the player’s restaurant at the US Open in Flushing Meadows. Deep in conversation with his Swedish coach, Magnus Norman, the downcast demeanour of the pair was plain for all to see.

The previous evening he had only barely survived a five-set battle in the third round against Birmingham’s Dan Evans in which he saved...

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