Roger Federer surged to his 13th major title when he outplayed Brit baller Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 for his fifth consecutive US Open championship. He becomes the first baller in the Open Era to grab five consecutive wins in New York and the first in history to capture five consecutive wins at two different majors (Wimbledon, US Open) - wow.
The Swiss stylist was at his aggressive best hitting his trademark forehand into the corners, coming in behind second serve deliveries, and serving solidly as he did throughout the fortnight.
This championship run, in particular, was a sweet one for Fed after all the talk of his imminent demise. But the former no. 1 never got down despite all the questions:
I was always positive, you know. I knew that if things go my way, and this year hasn't always been the case. You know, I lost quite a few matches I should have never lost, and they hurt. Now, getting the fifth US Open, it really means a lot to me. I really thank the fans, as well, the crowds. They were great.
I mean, from the beginning, that's really what I was hoping for. And losing my No. 1 ranking, that's also what meant a lot to me this season. So to bounce back straightaway after losing the No. 1 ranking, this is the best scenario ever.
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