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Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in four sets to win his second US Open and 10th Grand Slam title.

The world No 1 won 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 in New York, and will end the year with three of the four tennis majors.

Novak Djokovic, 28, held his nerve in front of a heavily pro-Federer crowd at Flushing Meadows.

Roger Federer, 34, had been hoping to win his 18th major title and first for three years.

In a raucous night session on Arthur Ashe Stadium, after the start of play was delayed by more than three hours because of rain, the Swiss looked to have a real chance in the third set.

However, Novak Djokovic broke the Federer serve six times and saved 19 of 23 break points as he battled his way to a 27th win in 28 Grand Slam matches this year.Novak Djokovic wins US Open 2015

Novak Djokovic took another step towards joining the very best in history with a 10th major title, moving him within one of Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver in the all-time list.

Defeat by Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final in June means Novak Djokovic was just one win short of completing the first calendar Grand Slam in men’s tennis since Laver in 1969.

“It’s been an incredible season, next to 2011 the best of my life,” said Novak Djokovic.

He won three Grand Slam titles four years ago.

“I’m enjoying this year more than I did any previous one because I’m a husband and a father, and that makes it sweeter.”

Five-time champion Roger Federer was playing his first US Open final since 2009, and drew one of the loudest cheers of the night when he told the crowd: “I’ll see you guys next year.”

Roger Federer said it was “always tough” facing Novak Djokovic, adding: “I think we both walk away from it knowing more about our games and more about each other.

“I’m pleased with where my game is at.”


Former professional tennis player James Blake has been mistakenly detained in New York as he waited for a car to take him to the US Open.

James Blake, 35, told the New York Daily News that a group of five plainclothes officers slammed him to the ground and held him for 15 minutes on September 9.

The NYPD said in a statement that the officers mistakenly believed James Blake was a suspect in a theft case.

Once it was determined that James Blake was not the suspect, he was released.

James Blake said he suffered a cut on his arm and bruises on his legs. He said the officers did not speak to him before they pushed him to the ground.

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“You’d think they could say: <<Hey, we want to talk to you. We are looking in to something>>,” James Blake told the Daily News.

“You would think at some point they would get the memo that this isn’t OK, but it seems that there’s no stopping it.”

Once No 4 player in the world, James Blake was set to make an appearance at the US Open for the Time-Warner Cable company.

James Blake retired following his US Open exit in 2013 after winning 10 singles titles in a career in which he also became No 1 US player.

Police said a “cooperating witness” mistakenly identified James Blake as being involved in “a ring dealing in fraudulently purchased cell phones”.

James Blake, who is black, said race may have contributed to the incident. All of the officers were white.

However, the former tennis star said his primary concern was with the amount of force used.

“In my mind there’s probably a race factor involved, but no matter what there’s no reason for anybody to do that to anybody,” James Blake told the Daily News.

The NYPD said it was investigating whether the officers used excessive force.

The department has recently been involved in a number of high-profile cases involving accusations of police brutality.


Golfer Jason Day collapsed with vertigo during round two of this year’s US Open at Chambers Bay on June 12.

Jason Day, 27, who suffers with the condition for several years, needed treatment for a few minutes after his fall.

The Australian regained his footing and missed a putt for par on the ninth hole – his 18th – before succeeding from four feet for a bogey to leave him on two under.

Medical staff had to help Jason Day walk over to sign his scorecard but he said he plans to play on in the tournament.

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Jason Day’s agent Bud Martin said: “Jason was diagnosed to have suffered from Benign Positional Vertigo. He is resting comfortably.

“His condition is being monitored closely and he is hopeful he will be able to compete this weekend in the final rounds of the US Open. He wants to thank all who treated him the fans and friends who have reached out to him and his family.”

Playing partner Justin Rose, who shot a level-par 70 to stand at two over, said: “At first I thought he might’ve just rolled his ankle but then when I saw his caddie with a towel round him, I realised it was something else.

“I knew he’d been having some health issues recently and then that’s when your mind starts racing a little bit.”

Vertigo caused world No 10 Jason Day to withdraw from the World Golf Championship in Ohio in 2014 and last month’s Byron Nelson Championship.