2007 US OPEN
NOVAK DJOKOVIC v DAVID FERRER
6-4 6-4 6-3
Djokovic, a 20-year-old Serbian who's seeded third, beat Spain's David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to become the youngest U.S. Open finalist since Pete Sampras won in 1990 at age 19.
Ferrer had shown his athleticism and stamina make him as dangerous on hard courts as on the clay. He can run down any drop shot, and trade power groundstrokes with the
best in the world. However, his grinding style might have taken its toll after some fantastic matches during the US Open.
But Ferrer showed plenty of energy and his game was up to the task, but the talent of Djokovic was just too much to handle on the day.
Djokovic had six service breaks and 37 winners against the 15th-seeded Ferrer to reach the final in just his third appearance at the U.S. Open.
Djokovic trailed 4-1 in the first set against Ferrer, who knocked off No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.
The Serbian then won the next five games, breaking Ferrer twice, and took the set with a forehand volley.
He ended the two hour and 10 minute match with a backhand drop shot at the net, then dropped to his knees in celebration before taking off his shirt and tossing it into the crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
``I think I'm ready and I need to be ready,'' said Djokovic, who beat Federer last month in Montreal.
``I need to believe in myself. I don't want to go out and try to do my best or try to perform well. I'll go tomorrow to try to win.''
GO TO TENNIS DVD WAREHOUSE HOME PAGE