Roger Federer claimed his fifth consecutive US Open title, out-gunning Britain’s Andy Murray 6-2 7-5 6-2. Murray, playing in his first Grand Slam final, couldn’t quite produce his best, although Federer, at times, put on a quite awesome display.
For Federer, now in the unusual position of being the world number two, it must be a morale booster after failing to win any of the last three Grand Slam titles, or even the Olympic singles title. For Murray, who is now the world number four, it will have been a great experience and one, hopefully, upon which he can build.
Roger Federer now has 13 Grand Slam titles, one behind record holder Pete Sampras, and also joins Sampras and Jimmy Connors as the only five-time winners of the US title in the Open era, although neither American managed it in five successive years.
And for those who like statistics or records, Federer is also the first man ever to win five consecutive titles at two Grand Slams, namely the US Open and Wimbledon.