Novak Djokovic won his second US Open championship and his 10th career Grand Slam title with an electric four-set victory over Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday evening after a 3 hours delay.
“I have to share my admiration for Roger and what he is doing. I have tremendous respect for him and the challenge he is presenting. Knowing you are playing the best player ever, I knew I needed to play my best in order to win this trophy and it’s a quite incredible evening for me,” Novak said. “I’m enjoying this year more than any previous one because I’m a husband and a father and that makes it sweeter. I love this sport and all these results and achievements are incentive for me to keep on going. I am going to try to enjoy this victory as much as I can.”
The victory gave Djokovic his third Slam of the year following wins in Australia and at Wimbledon and a loss in the final of Roland Garros. The 42nd meeting between the pair — the 14th at a major — moved Djokovic into a tie with Bill Tilden with 10 Grand Slam titles, one behind Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver, who are tied for fifth most all-time. Djokovic, the third man in the Open era to reach all four Slams in a calendar year, evened his career head-to-head with Federer at 21 each.
Since the start of the 2011 season, Djokovic has won more titles (27) on hard courts than he’s lost matches (25), and his win in Flushing Meadows gives him his seventh title of 2015.