It’s a rematch of the Wimbledon final as World No. 1 Novak Djokovic meets No. 2 Roger Federer in the final of the US Open today.
The top two in the world have met 41 times before with Federer leading 21-20. It’s their 14 meeting in a Grand Slam, Djokovic leads 7-6.
NO. 1 DJOKOVIC vs. NO. 2 FEDERER: The Top 2 players in the Emirates ATP Rankings, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, meet for the 42nd time Sunday in what has become the most riveting rivalry in all of tennis. Each man enters the final in fantastic form – Djokovic posting a record-setting rout of defending champion Marin Cilic on Friday and Federer sweeping 28 straight sets since losing to Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. The champion receives 2,000 ranking points and $3,300,000. The runner-up receives 1,200 ranking points and $1,600,000.
US OPEN FINAL RECORDS: Djokovic is 1-4 and Federer is 5-1 in US Open finals. The Swiss superstar returns to the final for the first time since winning five straight in 2004-08 and falling to Juan Martin del Potro in 2009.
DJOKOVIC’S HISTORIC SEASON: By beating Cilic, Djokovic joined Federer and Rod Laver as just third player in the Open Era to reach all four Grand Slam finals in a single season. He has advanced to 16 of the last 21 Grand Slam finals overall. Federer reached 18 of 19 from 2005 Wimbledon-2010 Australian Open (also 18 of 21).
FEDERER’S HISTORIC PUSH: A victory Sunday would make Federer, 34, the first player in the Open Era to win six US Open titles and the oldest US Open champion since 35-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1970. Should he win in straight sets, Federer will clinch his second Grand Slam title without dropping a set (also 2007 Australian Open) and be the first US Open champion to do so in the Open Era. Neale Fraser was the last at the 1960 US Open.
SUNDAY US OPEN SCHEDULE
Arthur Ashe Stadium 12:00 PM Start
1. Women’s Doubles – Final
Martina Hingis (SUI) vs. Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
Sania Mirza (IND) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
Not Before: 4:00 PM
2. Men’s Singles – Final
Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Roger Federer (SUI)
WEATHER.COM SUNDAY FORECAST
Mainly cloudy. Temperatures slowly falling to near 68F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
BET AT HOME ODDS
Novak Djokovic 1.65 vs Roger Federer 2.11
US TV SCHEDULE
ESPN will have live coverage of the match starting at 4pm ET.
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