It was the 2015 US Open Tennis Mens’ Final today and I watched most of it. I wanted Federer to win against Djokovic, but in the end he succumbed to the world No 1’s steadiness and nerves. Federer turned 34 (!) in August, but promised he will be back at the US Open next year. I am very happy about that.
From the US Open website’s report : ‘Yet for the undisputed best player in men’s tennis, he received surprisingly little attention during his two weeks in New York – the media glare reserved for Serena’s run at the Grand Slam and the exquisite play of a resurgent Roger Federer, who advanced to the men’s singles final without the loss of a single set. But when the last ball was struck at the 2015 edition of America’s Slam, it was the steady Serb who was holding his arms aloft in triumph, bringing them down just long enough to wrap them around the men’s singles trophy. In doing so, Djokovic completed arguably the greatest Grand Slam season since Rod Laver won all four majors in 1969.
Photos are from usopen.org.