Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s US Open semifinals: 7-6, 7-5, 7-5. It was a fairly straightforward match, but Federer pulled out some magic in the last game, breaking Nole’s serve with the help of this fantastic trick shot:
Roger Federer plays Juan Martin Del Potro on Monday afternoon for the US Open title. He’s going for history – to be the first man to win six consecutive titles at America’s Major since Big Bill Tilden did it from 1920 – 1925. Federer’s now won 40 straight matches in NYC. Can he make it 41?
Federer is playing in his 7th straight major final (his last semifinal loss was to Djokovic in the 2008 Australian Open.) It’s his 21st career major finals appearance and his 17th in the past 18 majors.
Interesting factoid – Roger Federer has played a different opponent in each of his US Open Finals:
2004 – beat Lleyton Hewitt
2005 – beat Andre Agassi
2006 – beat Andy Roddick
2007 – beat Novak Djokovic
2008 – beat Andy Murray
2009 – vs. Juan Martin Del Potro
The final will be broadcast on Monday afternoon at 4:00pm ET on CBS.