The last grand slam of the year, US Open 2015 reaches its final day with the best two players vying to clinch the prestigious trophy. With no element of surprise, it is the top two seeds – World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and World No. 2 Roger Federer i.e. the current best taking on the all-time champion.
When the two champions take court in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Flushing Meadows, the US Open championships title final will mark their 42nd meeting on the professional tour. Federer leads Djokovic with a small margin 21-20 in the head to head career records. We take a look at few important stats and records before the hyped Federer vs Djokovic clash.
1. Roger Federer at the age of 34 is the leading men’s singles champion with 17 grand slam titles. Meanwhile, 28-year-old Novak Dokovic has won nine major titles so far.
2. Federer has been US Open title winner on five occasions (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) and is seeking his sixth title at the Flushing Meadows. He has been twice finalist in 2009 and 2015. As for Djokovic, he has won the US Open title just once in 2011. He has been five times finalist (2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013).
3. Federer has last won a grand slam title in 2012, Wimbledon 2012. As for Dokovic, the Serbian ace has claimed four titles since 2012 (Australian Open 2013, Wimbledon 2014, Australian Open 2015 and Wimbledon 2015).
4. Federer has earned $93,146,673 in prize money, compared to Djokovic’s $83,066,648.
5. Federer also leads Djokovic on the hard courts 16-14.
6. Roger Federer had the upper hand when the celebrated opponents clashed in this year’s Cincinnati Open 2015. Federer defeated Djokovic in straight sets.
7. Federer who turned pro in 1998 has won 1,041 matches in that time, and Djokovic who came five years later on the tour has won 660, as well has 87 titles to Djokovic’s 54.
8. Federer is leading Djokovic in career meetings by 21-20 as well as in the US Open history. The two players have played five times at the US Open with Federer leading 3–2. Federer has defeated Djokovic for the first time in New York was during US Open 2007 final. Federer beat him again in 2008 and 2009 semifinal. But the last two times, the two played in 2010 and 2011, the match went in favour of Novak Djokovic.