Roger Federer has found his game. He’s playing confidently, elegantly and has reestablished himself as the player to beat in this tournament. With the rain holding off for just long enough, Federer outlasted Novak Djokovic in four sets, taking the last set 6-2.
Djokovic, who started to find his own game in the second set, uncharacteristically unraveled toward the end of the match; he started rushing his points, stopped chasing balls and had the look of a guy who couldn’t wait to get out of New York. His post-match presser is going to be interesting.
At the end of the match, Mary Jo Fernandez asked 4-time U.S. Open champ Roger Federer who he’d rather see in the finals: Rafa or Andy Murray. He didn’t dodge the question.
"I’ll say Rafa," he said.
Please bring it on.