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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.Its 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 Wawrinkas statement on court followed that of American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who won the womens doubles title with Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, and appeared to choke up during her victory speech, telling the crowd: Its a special day today here for everybody in New York.---8:20 p.m.Pointing to his temple after winning the biggest of points, Stan Wawrinka wore Novak Djokovic down and beat the defending champion 6-7 (1), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for his first U.S. Open title and third Grand Slam trophy overall.The 31-year-old Wawrinka is the oldest U.S. Open mens champion since Ken Rosewall was 35 in 1970.Yet he already had gained the upper hand by the time No. 1 Djokovic clutched at his left leg and grimaced after missing a forehand while getting broken early in the fourth set. From there, Djokovic briefly began conceding points, showing little of the fight hes so famous for, and received treatment on both feet from a trainer.The No. 3-seeded Wawrinka has won only five of 24 career meetings against No. 1 Djokovic, but has now beaten the 12-time major champion on the way to each of his own Grand Slam titles, including in the 2014 Australian Open quarterfinals and 2015 French Open final.---7:55 p.m.Novak Djokovic received a medical timeout to get treatment on his feet.The call for the trainer came with Djokovic down 2 sets to 1 to Stan Wawrinka down 1/3 in the fourth set, and came after he appeared to gripping at his legs and grimacing, as if he had cramps.But when he went to the trainer he removed both shoes and socks and got treatment on what appeared to be blisters on his toes.At one point, Djokovic turned to Wawrinka as he as receiving treatment and said, Sorry man, couldnt stand.Wawrinka had earlier complained to the chair umpire that such timeouts should wait for the changeover.---7:25 p.m.Stan Wawrinka is one set from winning the U.S. Open against top-ranked Novak Djokovic.Wawrinka won the third set 7-5 to take a two sets to one lead in Sundays final. The third-seeded Wawrinka broke Djokovics serve in the final game for the second straight set.Wawrinka is looking to improve to 3-0 in his career in major finals, which includes a victory over Djokovic at last years French Open. Hes won the last 10 tournament finals hes contested.---6:10 p.m.Stan Wawrinka has evened up the U.S. Open final against Novak Djokovic at a set apiece.The two-time major champ won the second set 6-4 after Djokovic won the first in a tiebreaker. Wawrinka broke Djokovics serve in the final game on the Serbs 14th unforced error of the set.After a shaky start to the match, Wawrinka started to find his form late in the first set, and that continued in the second.---5:35 p.m.Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada won the U.S. Open junior title Sunday, beating Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-0.For the No. 6-seeded Auger-Aliassime, his victory over the fifth-seeded Kecmanovic gives him his first Grand Slam junior singles title after reaching the final at the French Open and winning the boys doubles title at this years French Open and last years U.S. Open. He and fellow Canadian Benjamin Sigouin lost in the U.S. Open junior doubles final Saturday.The 16-year-old Auger-Aliassime is the second Canadian to take the Open junior title, joining 2013 champion Felip Peliwo.---5:25 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the first set of the U.S. Open final against Stan Wawrinka in a tiebreaker.Djokovic dominated the tiebreaker 7-1 after some shaky moments earlier in the set. He wasted two set points against Wawrinkas serve while leading 5-2, then got broken when he tried to serve out the set in the next game, double-faulting on break point.But in the tiebreaker, a backhand passing shot by Djokovic put him up 3-1, and he won the next four points to close out the set.---4:40 p.m.A moment of silence was observed at the U.S. Open to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.Broadway performer Norm Lewis, who was set to sing the national anthem in Arthur Ashe Stadium prior to the mens singles final between Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, asked the crowd to observe the moment in memory of those lost 15 years ago today.A huge American flag was unfurled over the court, presented by a Brooklyn-based U.S. Marine Corp battalion. Another gesture was painted on the middle of the court: 9/11/01.Earlier, American Bethanie Mattek-Sands , who wore star-spangled socks and sweatbands while winning the doubles title with Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, choked up during her victory speech, saying, Its a special day today here for everybody in New York.---4:20 p.m.Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka are playing for the U.S. Open championship.The top-ranked Djokovic is seeking his 13th major title. Wawrinka is looking for his third, but he beat Djokovic in last years French Open final.Overall, Djokovic is 4-2 against the third-seeded Wawrinka at the majors.---4:15 p.m.Sixteen-year-old Kayla Day has won the U.S. Open junior tournament, completing an American sweep of the girls singles and doubles.The No. 5-seeded Day defeated 13th-seeded Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-2 Sunday. Day, from Santa Barbara, California, earlier this year reached the semifinals of the Wimbledon juniors. She also won the national 18 championships that earned her a wild card into the Opens main draw, where she advanced past Madison Brengle before losing to No. 8-seeded Madison Keys.In the girls doubles final Saturday, the U.S. team of Jada Hart and Ena Shibahara defeated fellow Americans Day and Caroline Dolehide 4-6, 6-2, 13-11. In the boys final, Juan Carlos Manuel Aguilar of Bolivia and Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves of Brazil defeated the No. 3-seeded Canadian team of Felix Auger-Alliassime and Benjamin Sigouin, 6-3, 7-6 (4).In the Opens American Collegiate Invitational tournament that ended Saturday, Thai-Son Kwiatkowski and Danielle Collins, both of Virginia, won the singles titles. Collins, a two-time NCAA singles champion, beat Michigans Ronit Yurovsky, 6-2, 6-4, while Kwiatkowski beat Austin Smith, of Georgia, 6-2, 6-2.---2:58 p.m.Bethanie Mattek-Sands is the first American to win the U.S. Open womens doubles championship since Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in 2011.No U.S. player had even reached the final since then, until Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic took the title Sunday.During the final, which was played on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Mattek-Sands wore knee-high socks and a left wrist band with the same red-and-white-striped, star-spangled design she did while teaming with Jack Sock to win a gold medal in mixed doubles at the Rio Olympics last month.During the trophy ceremony, Mattek-Sands choked up and her eyes filled with tears as she told the crowd: Its a special day today here for everybody in New York.---2:25 p.m.Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic won the U.S. Open womens doubles title for their third Grand Slam trophy as a pair, beating the top-seeded French team of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Sunday.Mattek-Sands and Safarova, who were seeded 12th, added this championship to those from the Australian Open and French Open in 2015.They trailed by a set and a break on Sunday before coming all the way back. 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On a Saturday in late August, in a corner of the newly renovated (and visually stunning) Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, a story of American capitalism plays out in real time.It is Westgate SuperContest Weekend and people have flown in from around the country to register for what has become Americas best known football handicapping contest. Loitering on the periphery of the walkway to the registration desk are men and women with shirts sporting a combination of words that always include PROXY splashed across their chests. These are contest proxies, members of the fastest-growing and potentially shortest-lived industry in Sin City.The SuperContest is a season-long handicapping contest in which, for a one-time $1,500 fee, entrants pick five NFL games against the spread each week. The top 50 point scorers over the course of the season win a prize, with last years winner taking home more than $900,000.In a decade, the SuperContest has gone from being primarily populated by Vegas locals to a contest whose results are obsessed over nationwide nearly as much as the results of the NFL games on which the competitors pick. That growth in a lot of ways is directly attributable to proxies, who enable out-of-staters to compete by manually entering their selections each week. Without proxies, the SuperContest wouldnt be a national contest or discussion topic.But while proxies have helped drive the rise of the contest, they could also be the first casualty of the very success they have fueled.The growth of the SuperContest provides a marketThe Westgate SuperContest started out as the Hilton SuperContest in 1988. In the early years, its growth was driven by locals and professional gamblers. By 2004, when Jay Kornegay moved to the then-Hilton, the total participant pool was only around 400. While the casino had gained approval for the use of proxies by remote contestants, the proxy world at the time was an informal process of locals providing the service to out-of-state friends with no one person proxying for more than a handful of contestants.Proxies have grown in parallel with the SuperContest, as the primary source of new entrants is casual football fans from around the country. Every year since 2011 (when 517 people signed up) has been a new record entry pool, and Kornegay sees one obvious driver of that growth.The main reason for the growth of the SuperContest is social media. [It] is the avenue that out-of-staters used to find out they could enter a Las Vegas handicapping contest. We dont advertise in Chicago or anything, he says.Kornegay estimates that roughly 30 percent of entries used a proxy when he first joined the LVH in 2004. In 2015, on a total entry pool of 1,727, more than 50 percent used proxy services.Matty Simo and Toni Law proxied for a significant number of those. Working together at a local gambling information company, they were both indoctrinated into proxying for a few friends of co-workers between 2005 and 2007. At the time they were proxying for 10-20 people of the nearly 500 total participants in the contest. By joining forces and leveraging social media and connections in the broader gambling world, Simo and Law have grown relentlessly.Last year their service, Football Contest Proxy, proxied for 570 entrants, nearly 40 percent of the total entrant pool. In a lot of ways, they have helped defined the proxy industry that newer competitors either mimic or rebel against -- from fee structures to even naming conventions.It is actually fee structures where competition may have had the greatest impact on Simo and Laws operation. Until recently Simo and Law had included in their agreements that they would receive a small percentage of any winnings accrued by their clients on top of the standard flat fee charged to everyone. With increased competition not including this stipulation, Simo and Law had to eliminate it from their fee structure this year, one of their few concessions to a field increasingly crowded with smaller competitors.Tom Carroll of Vegas Football Proxy is one such competitor. A lawyer formerly of Washington D.C., he had been a part-time Las Vegas resident and contest participant for 15 years.Four years ago, he read an article by Simo about the growth of the proxy business and decided to turn the service he was doing for a few friends into a full-time proxy business through the football season, returning to the legal life in the offseason. With a client list in the range of 60-70, he wants to ensure he can be available as necessary, seeing his value as having a smaller client list and the ability it affords him to pay closer attention to each clients needs; whether that means flexibility in meeting to register, brainstorming handicapping ideas or personal text exchanges if picks are slow in arriving during the season.Growth of full-time proxiesFull-time proxies is a growing trend. Where proxying for a handful of friends and acquaintances can be done in the spare time, as client lists grow, so does the time commitment.Guy left her job this past January and Simo writes freelance with the flexibility to dial back during the season when hours are spent emailing clients, collecting, entering and verifying picks.Another of the proxies lining that walkway to registration is Nathan Walls of ProxyVegas.com. In addition to entering his fourth year as a proxy he continues to drive a cab, one profession that allows him the flexibility of schedule to work around the demands of proxying. Walls is also capping his total client list at 50 clients, a more manageable number to maintain personal service with other job commitments intruding. He says roughly two-thirds of his clients repeat each year but Walls has drawn the aattention of the other proxies by aggressively seeking to recruit possible clients by approaching anyone standing in the area.ddddddddddddWalls is also an example of the most divisive issue within the small proxying world -- the debate over the conflict of interest inherent in proxies not only submitting picks for others but also entering the contest themselves. In the event a client and the proxy are battling for money position as the season winds down, the conflict arises due to the proxys ability to see the clients picks and tailor their picks accordingly to increase their odds of winning.Walls has played previously, even placing in the money in a few years ago but has since stopped. It is more fun to root for others, he says. Carroll has also stopped playing, though in part because one of his brothers, who he partnered with on an entry, abandoned him to go solo. While Walls sees the contradiction in proxying and participating, Carroll is less concerned about it.The odds are astronomical he says of having both a client and the proxy in prime position when it matters. He also notes there are other ways around it -- including the proxy submitting their picks prior to receiving the clients picks or, if it is coming down to Week 17, have the client come out to Las Vegas and submit their picks themselves -- the cost of a trip should easily be covered by their pending winnings.The dilemma from Kelly In Vegas ProxyThe issue of proxies participating really came to a head last year with the emergence of a new proxy service: Kelly In Vegas Proxy.The service is run by partners -- Kelly in Vegas herself (Kelly Stewart) and her partner Brett Siedlecki. After years of each providing informal proxy services to friends back in the Midwest, the two joined up and launched the service prior to last season, in part to take advantage of Stewarts growing profile. In the 2014 contest, she won the mini-contest (a contest within the SuperContest for the best three-week score covering weeks 15, 16 and 17) taking home $15,000. In a world dominated by older men, a young female beating the men at their own game was a good story and gained her considerable attention. It also enabled them to help launch the new service in addition to their other jobs as professional gamblers selling picks.In their first year they had 65 clients, and this year they are targeting 10-20 percent growth. While Kellys profile helped launch the service, she is also going to continue to enter the contest, and becomes the largest target for those concerned about conflicts of interest.Siedlecki says they do their best to reduce any perceived conflict by segregating duties (with him primarily handling client pick submissions), but as long as Stewart actively participates on a weekly basis the potential for conflict exists.Carroll, despite no longer participating may have the best view on the entire conflict of interest argument. He notes that proxying is a trust-based business. In other words, if you cant trust someone to not steal your picks in the unlikely event you are both in the money, should you trust them to make timely, accurate submissions 17 times?Despite being a lightning rod for continuing to participate, it is another aspect of Stewart and Siedleckis operation that is a harbinger of what will ultimately have the bigger impact on the world of proxies. Unlike their competitors, Kelly in Vegas clients submit weekly picks via a website rather than via email or text. But they arent the only ones looking at online SuperContest submissions.The futureOne of the few things universally agreed among the proxies I spoke with is that their profession is not long for this world.In a June article with the Las Vegas Review-Journal about a newly implemented 8 percent takeout from the prize pool to pay expenses, Kornegay sent a warning shot across the proxies bows when he said he hopes to implement a procedure, pending approval of Nevada gaming regulators, that would allow out-of-state contestants to sign up in person and enter selections online.While the proxies whisper concerns that the takeout is in part intended to fund their demise, Kornegay takes a longer-term view: the Westgate, he says, has always dedicated capital and funds to making the contest more automated and secure.Last years introduction of kiosks for submission in place of the old filling in of bubbles on a parlay card being one example. When asked how long the proxy industry will survive, the consensus among the proxies is that within two years, the Westgate will gain approval and shift to an online submission process.Kornegay agrees with this view, with a caveat, My guess would be within two years. If it even happens. That is a lot of responsibility on our part to have a system that would allow people to enter online.With Gaming Commission approval still pending and the as yet unknown technical challenges, there are still many variables standing in the way but clearly everyone involved sees an end to the SuperContest proxy business in the not-too distant future.There are other contests in Las Vegas -- William Hill has a college picks contest and the Golden Nugget has an NFL contest -- but without the SuperContest the proxy industry will probably dry up.As a recovering lawyer, Carroll isnt in a hurry to return to his former profession full-time, I want to ride it as long as I can, because it makes me happy.With the largest current book of business and the most to lose, Simo is also in no rush to leave proxying but knows the clock is ticking. I treat every year like its the last, he says. ' ' '

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