2008 US Open – Federer remains king
It didn’t take long for Roger Federer to assert his dominance and prove to everyone that he still has it. Federer dismantled Murray in less than two hours to win his 13th career Grand Slam title and his fifth straight US Open. He is now the only man in tennis history to win two Grand Slam five consecutive times (he won five Wimbledon titles).
On the strength of 20 more winners than Murray and a higher percentage of first serve points won, Federer was able to control the match from the outset. He broke Murray seven times in 10 chances and was only broken twice himself. Federer looked like the man that has won all those titles in the past, and it was vitally important that he claimed this title.
On the other hand, Murray appeared to be tired and he didn’t move or serve very well. I feel that the Del Potro and Nadal matches took a lot out of him and he just had nothing left in the tank. Regardless, it was a fantastic showing for Murray and he is now ranked a career high of #4 in the world. I see big things for this gangly Scot in the near future!
Congrats to both players for an amazing tournament, and Roger: You are the man!!