It’s been dubbed one of the greatest Grand Slam seasons of all time.
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic didn’t disappoint with a second consecutive victory over Roger Federer in the US Open final.
The world number one broke the Swiss player’s serve six times during the course of the match to power through to a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory at Flushing Meadows.
Rain delayed the New York match by three hours and Federer, with much of the crowd at Flushing Meadows behind him, looked in with a chance of taking the title.
But the 28-year-old Serb held his nerve and turned the tables to fight
through to his 27th win of 28 Grand Slam matches in 2015.
The sweet taste of success
“It’s been an incredible season. Next to 2011, probably the best season of my life,” said Djokovic. “But I’m enjoying this year more than any previous one because I’m a husband and I’m a father and that makes it even more sweeter.”
Djokovic’s success matches his 2011 Grand Slam season. In that year, he won the US Open for the first and only time until this year’s victory, despite reaching the final five times previously.
His tenth career major denies Federer of an 18th title.