New York--(lawntennismag.com) World number one Roger Federer of Switzerland Sunday in the US
Open men's final defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-2), 6-4 to claim his fourth straight singles title.
It appeared briefly Federer might
drop the first set as at five all he hit three forehand errors and a doublefault to lose serve and go down 5-6. In the next game Djokovic would hold
five set points before
doublefaulting himself to enter the tiebreaker. Federer raced to an early lead in the tiebreaker after winning a 21 stroke rally and won the final
point on another Novak doublefault.
"He knows what it feels like to be in that kind of situation. He knows how to cope with the pressure,"
In set two forceful play from Djokovic resulted in leads of 4-1 and then 6-5. Federer however would raise his level of play to run away with the
remainder of the match. The US Open win was the 12th overall grand slam title for Federer.
"New guys challenging me -- this is my biggest motivation out there," Federer said. "Seeing them challenging me, and then
beating them in the finals."