NEW YORK -- Stan Wawrinka was about 2 1/2 hours removed from winning the U. Nike Schuhe Schweiz .S. Open for his third major championship when he was presented with a question he probably was figuring would be coming.The gist: After adding this trophy to those from the Australian Open in 2014, and the French Open in 2015, is it time to focus on completing a career Grand Slam by winning Wimbledon in 2017?Wawrinka ran his left hand through his hair, rubbed his eyes and smiled.So what? Are you saying next year I focus only on Wimbledon? There is no plan. The only plan is trying to push myself the maximum to be the best player I can, Wawrinka said Sunday night. Im not good enough to start and say, `OK, Im going to win a Grand Slam this year. No.Well, actually, Stan, you sure seem to be at this point. And that 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 1-ranked and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final on Sunday night was only the latest evidence.Wawrinka might have won a French Open junior title as a teenager, but it sure took him a while to show that sort of talent at the elite level. So long in the shadow of his Swiss countryman and close friend Roger Federer, Wawrinka did not reach a Grand Slam semifinal until age 28, in his 35th appearance at one of his sports four most prestigious events.Now, though, Wawrinka has won three majors over the past three seasons, pulling even with Andy Murray. Since the 2005 French Open, Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have won 39 of 47 Grand Slam trophies. Only Wawrinka and Murray also have multiple titles in that span.So its clear that the third-ranked Wawrinka now must be seen among the cream of the crop in mens tennis and a threat at all big tournaments moving forward. He is, after all, 3-0 in major finals, and has won 11 consecutive finals overall.He hits a very heavy ball, especially from the backhand corner. Forehand is very flat. You know, he goes for his shots from the forehand side. Backhand, you know, great chip, great slice. He uses that when hes defending and then he comes up and can get you off the court with a backhand crosscourt. Thats probably one of the best shots in the game, Djokovic said. Physically, hes very strong, so he can endure a lot.Wawrinka has never made it past the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, and lost in the second round there this year to the resurgent Juan Martin del Potro.So what about Wimbledon? What might he be able to do there? He added 1996 champion Richard Krajicek as a coaching consultant on grass this season to help with volleying, so he is definitely interested in improving at the All England Club.Im trying. Im trying every year to improve. Im trying every year to find solutions, Wawrinka said. I didnt play my best tennis yet there. Hopefully it will come.Here is what else we learned during the 2016 U.S. Open:KERBER IS NO. 1: It becomes official on Monday when the new WTA rankings are released, but Angelique Kerber clinched her debut at No. 1 after the U.S. Open semifinals, then showed its definitely justified by winning her second Grand Slam title of the season. The 28-year-old German had never been so much as a finalist at a major until this season, but made three such runs, winning the Australian Open and finishing as the runner-up at Wimbledon, before dropping only one set at Flushing Meadows. Once known mainly as a counter-puncher, Kerber has become more aggressive during points, became more dedicated to raising her fitness, and worked with a mental coach to rise to the top. At 28, she is the oldest woman to reach No. 1, but her skills and stamina could keep her in the mix for a while.SERENA WILLIAMS: There was a lot of speculation about whether there is a changing of the guard in womens tennis, now that Serena Williams record-tying 186-week streak at No. 1 is over after a semifinal loss to Karolina Pliskova. Williams turns 35 this month, so some are ready to write her off. Not so fast. Dont forget that she has fared no worse than the semifinals at each of the past nine majors, including a Wimbledon title and two runner-up finishes this year.FEDERER AND NADAL: After ruling tennis for so long, Federer and Nadal didnt win a major title in 2015 or 2016, and neither was a factor at Flushing Meadows (Nadal lost in the fourth round; Federer missed the tournament while he rehabs his surgically repaired left knee). 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Great Britains mens 4x100 metres relay quartet avoided the baton blunders which have plagued them over recent seasons to coast into the final of the European Championships on a night of two more bronze medals for the team in Amsterdam.A strong line-up of James Dasaolu, Adam Gemili, James Ellington and Chijindu Ujah took no risks with safe changeovers to come home in the European-leading time of 38.12 seconds and qualify fastest for Sundays final at the Olympic Stadium.Steph Twell then battled to bronze over 5,000 metres, her first major medal since a third-placed finish at the 2010 Commonwealth Games following a succession of injury problems, and Julian Reid secured a bitter-sweet third-placed finish in the triple jump.Britains men may be the defending sprint relay champions in the Dutch capital, but their recent relay record makes sorry reading.They have been disqualified from the last four global championships, including London 2012, and most recently at last years World Championships in Beijing after which team members turned on each other.They are after a clean run in Amsterdam to ensure they head to the Olympics in Rio in the best possible form to take on Jamaica and the United States.Ellington, who finished fifth in the individual 100m, said: We just wanted to get it around as smoothly as possible. I think those bends are really tight in lane one as well, so to run 38.12 in the semi-final gives us a lot of confidence heading into the final.Ujah bore the brunt of his team-mates criticism in Beijing, but the tensions which spilled over on that occasion now appear to have been settled.Gemili, who withdrew from the individual 100m to focus on the relay, said: We are all running very fast so we are pushing each other to make the team.The womens quartet of Asha Philip, newly-crowned Europeann 200m champion Dina Asher-Smith, Bianca Williams and Daryll Neita also enjoyed serene progress in 42. Nike Air Max 270 Kaufen. 59secs.There was happy news too for Twell, a former world junior 1500m champion whose promising career was hampered by a badly broken ankle in 2011 and then a foot injury which ruled her out of London 2012.She dug in to clinch bronze over 5,000m, coming home in 15:20.70, just 0.16 behind Swedens Meraf Bahta. Laura Whittle was fifth and Eilish McColgan sixth.Britain are favourites for all four relays here and the 4x400m teams too are determined to make statements of intent ahead of the Olympics.Both quartets ran European-leading times, despite not fielding full-strength line-ups, to breeze into their respective finals.The womens team of Eilidh Doyle, Margaret Adeoye, Kelly Massey and Seren Bundy-Davies clocked 3:26.42, while the mens four of Rabah Yousif, Delano Williams, Nigel Levine and Jarryd Dunn came home in 3:01.63.Britain won world bronze in both events in Beijing and believe they are well placed to make the podium again in Brazil.The men can bring in the likes of two-time European champion Martyn Rooney and British champion Matthew Hudson-Smith, while the women can still call on British number one Emily Diamond, European bronze medallist Anyika Onuora and two-time world champion Christine Ohuruogu.Robbie Grabarz and Chris Baker made equally light work of high jump qualifying, Grabarz producing three first-time clearances and Baker four to achieve the automatic qualifying mark of 2.25m.Andy Pozzi was forced to pull out of the 110m hurdles final, feeling a cramp in his calf during the warm-up and sensibly not taking any fitness risks ahead of Rio. 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