Monday, September 14, 2015

2015 US OPEN: Djokovic Wins 10th Major (3rd in 2015) Defeating Federer

Dashing the hopes of millions of tennis fans around the world and thousands attending in person at Arthur Ashe stadium, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 to win his 10th major title, his 3rd major of 2015 and 2nd U.S. Open of his career. Although the score seemed very close, it was clear to me that the World #1 played the bigger points more solidly than his opponent, and took advantage of his opportunities more often when he had them. The key statistic was that Federer had 23 breakpoint opportunities but was only successful 4 times, while Djokovic had 10 less (13) breakpoint chances and converted nearly half of them (6). That was the match in a nutshell really.

Djokovic's win evens his career head-to-head with Federer at 21 apiece but more importantly he is now 3-1 in major finals, and has won two consecutive major finals against the 17-time champion.
Together, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic together now have 41 major titles!

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