Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Sunday to win the men’s singles championship at the United States Open at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium. The victory over the 17-time major-tournament champion gave Djokovic his second U.S. Open title, and capped one of the best Grand Slam seasons in recent memory.
It was Djokovic’s third major championship of the year, and his 10th career grand slam win. “It’s been an incredible season,” said Djokovic.
But for the pro-Fed fans in the audience at Arthur Ashe stadium — with a new roof and seating capacity of 22,547, Djokovic denied them the pleasure of seeing The Greatest of All Time secure another major championship on one of his favorite stages.
“You have to find the right dose of risk,” Federer said after his defeat. “Sometimes I did it well and other times not as well.”