Novak Djokovic stuns crowd by beating Roger Federer
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic stunned the crowd at the U.S. Open on Saturday by staging an unbelievable comeback against five-time champion Roger Federer.
As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, Djokovic was down by two sets before he took control in the next three. In a thrilling game, he won 6-7 (7-9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. By beating Federer, the Serbian improved his record to 63-2 this year.
“I was down two sets and Roger was in control,” Djokovic said. “I switched gears and managed to play much better the last three sets.”
Federer, who had been 178-0 in Grand Slams when winning the first two sets, was at a loss for words after his stunning defeat.
“He was mentally out of it, already, and just gets the lucky shot,” Federer said of Djokovic. “Snaps one shot, and then the whole thing changes.”
According to CNN, the turning point of the game came when Djokovic managed to fight off a match point, causing the Federer-friendly crowd to change sides.
“It was definitely the biggest win this year,” Djokovic said. “One of the biggest wins of my career.”
Djokovic is set to play either Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray in the final match.