Yet again it was Novak Djokovic who out dueled the aging Roger Federer to take home the 2015 U.S. Open Title, his 10th overall Grand Slam.
2015 U.S. Open Men’s Final
#1 Novak Djokovic defeats #2 Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
By David Hong
This was the matchup everyone wanted in the men’s final. We all wanted it because we knew how hard fought it would turn out. In the end it was won by the current #1 ranked player in the world, Novakd Djokovic.
Roger Federer, who breezed through to the finals, looked uncharacteristically a little out of sync at the start. His first serve was not on as he made a lot of faults on his first serve and making some unforced error. Djokovic, despite slipping at one point and having blood scraped on his elbow, took advantage of Federer’s early sluggishness and won the first set 6-4.
In the second set Federer looked much sharper and had some big points down the stretch, winning the second set by breaking Djokovic’s serve.
In the third set, Federer continued to stay sharp and had many break point chances to steal the third set. But this was one of the main storylines. Federer unable to take advantage of numerous chances. While making some unforced errors, Djokovic also hit some big winners and Roger’s inability to take advantage of numerous chances (converted only 4 of 23 break point chances), proved costly as Novak held on to win the third set.
Finally, in the 4th set, Federer looked fatigued and was down 5-2. But Federer for one last time, showed his championship grit by nearly coming back and making it 5-4. But once again, Djokovic held on to win the 4th set and win the U.S. Open. His 2nd U.S. Open title and his 10th Grand Slam overall.
This was a truly hard fought game with both players showing their winners mentality and grit. Federer may have lost but really showed a lot of toughness and heart, even though he wasn’t sharp early. Federer tried everything he can to hang in with Djokovic’s long rallies and using everything in his arsenal including his new Saber method, he uses when his opponent serves.
Djokovic once again proved why he is the current #1 player and just like in Wimbledon this year. The younger Djokovic was too much for the veteran Federer.
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