NEW YORK – Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer to win the 2015 U.S. Open title.
After a four-hour rain delay on Arthur Ashe, the U.S. Open men's championship finally got underway. No. 1 Novak Djokovic took the first set vs. No. 2 Roger Federer 6–4, ending Federer's winning streak of 28 straight sets since losing to Djokovic in the Wimbledon final in July. But Federer came back in the second set—with the help of a very pro-Federer Arthur Ashe crowd—to take the second set 7–5. In the third set, Federer had several break point opportunities but Djokovic steadied and served out the set at 6–4 to take a 2–1 lead in the match. Djokovic pulled away in the fourth set and served for the match at 5–2 in the final set, but Federer rallied to make it 5–4. In the end, Djokovic closed out the match 6–4 in the final set.