World number one Novak Djokovic made it three out of four in 2015 as the Serbian triumphed over second seed Roger Federer to win the US Open and claim his tenth grand slam title.
Just over two months after beating the 34-year-old at Wimbledon, Djokovic was once again too good for the Swiss man winning 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 to claim his just his second US Open title as Federer’s wait for an 18th major title continues.
Djokovic asserted his dominance early on in the match converting a sixth break point to take a 2-0 lead in the first set but a slip from the Serbian allowed Federer to break right back and hold to level the game.
The Swiss man failed to reach the heights of his semi-final win over Stan Wawrinka and Djokovic took advantage in the ninth game to break Federer again and held serve to claim the first set.
Second seed Roger Federer began to up his game and he squandered a set point at 5-4 as he blazed a forehand long but two more set points came his way in the 12th game and he wouldn’t let this one drop breaking the Serbian to level the match up.
Both men exchanged early breaks in the third set and after saving two break points at in the eighth game, Djokovic hit Federer with a break of his own. The top seed once again served two break points before serving for the game to take a 2-1 lead.
Two breaks of serve helped Djokovic to a 5-2 lead in the fourth set, but the Swiss man refused to lie down breaking back once but failed to take his chance to level 5-5, as the 28-year-old saved three break points.
Djokovic claimed victory with another break point as Federer hit a forehand too long to hand Djokovic his first US Open title since 2011 as the Swiss man’s wait for a first grand slam since 2012 went on.