Novak Djokovic has again denied Roger Federer another slice of tennis history to land his second US Open crown in New York. The world No 1 repelled a spirited fight-back from Federer on Sunday (NZT Monday) to carve out a 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 victory in a riveting final at Flushing Meadows.
Djokovic’s triumph secured the 28-year-old Serb his 10th grand slam title, placing him alongside American 1920s champion Bill Tilden in equal seventh place on the all-time men’s grand slam leaderboard.
At 34, Federer had been bidding to become the oldest US Open men’s champion in 45 years.But just as he did at Wimbledon, Djokovic crushed the superstar Swiss’ hopes of an 18th major with a pulsating four-set victory. Read more