Novak Djokovic might have romped to his 2nd US Open title and his 10th Grand Slam overall and what a game it was. This is a throwback to US Open 2009 where Djokovic was still new on the circuit, learning the nuances of what it takes to be a consistent Grans Slam winner and break the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal duopoly at the top. At this stage in the game, Federer was two sets up and was on course to wrap up the game. Djokovic was not giving up without a fight and had run the Swiss ace close, playing some exquisite yet gritty Tennis along the way.
That was when Flushing Meadows got to see one of the most remarkable scenes that the game has ever witnessed. Federer and Djokovic were playing a safe rally, behind the baseline before Federer played one of his trademark deceptive lobs. Djokovic was up for it and played a clever lob of his own, over Federer’s head but the 17-time Grand Slam winner ran with his back facing the net and placed the ball between his legs and away from the bamboozled Serbian to win the point. Truly an awe-inspiring moment.