Refusing to allow his opponent even a glimmer of hope under the lights, Andy Murray wrapped up a straight-set win on a drama-free evening inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“The U.S. Open, for me, was always, I don’t want to say easy, but very natural and I’ve always looked forward to it in a big way,” Roger Federer said on Monday.
Federer beat Murray in July for his record-tying seventh championship at Wimbledon; Murray beat Federer this month on the same Centre Court grass for the gold medal.
The wise, old Roger Federer is the man to beat ahead of the 2012 U.S. Open.
The 30-year-old Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras’ record at the All England Club, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday.