2007 US OPEN

FINAL

              ROGER FEDERER   v NOVAK DJOKOVIC          

7-6, 7-6, 6-4

 

 

Roger Federer played average tennis for most of the match, by his ridiculously high standards.

20 year old Novak Djokovic actually had a lot of break points and 7 set point opportunities, but made untimely errors to let them slip away.

Once the easy chance to win a game or a set was gone, Federer showed his amazing ability to go into "lock down mode" and hit either an

untouchable 127mph serve for an ace, or fire an on-the-run backhand perfectly down the line to break the spirit of the young Serb.

Djokovic led 6-5 in both of the first 2 sets, but Federer escaped each time.

Federer, adds to his list of amazing accomplishments, by winning his fourth consecutive U.S. Open championship and 12th Grand Slam title.
Federer is the first man since Bill Tilden in the 1920s to win the American Grand Slam four years running. He's won the last five Wimbledon titles, too,

 along with three overall at the Australian Open. So on Sunday, still only 26 years old,

Federer moved ahead of a couple of guys named Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver on the career Slam list and tied Roy Emerson for second place, two away from Sampras' 14.
Federer finished things under the lights by breaking Djokovic in the last game with the help of a no-look, over-the-shoulder volley winner.
It's the type of shot that has prompted plenty of people to call Federer the greatest to ever swing a racket.
 

 

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