Marathon man finds the sprint finish
As you might expect with an age gap of almost six years, it was ultimately Djokovic who was able to better last the distance. Federer’s tactic of all-out attack in the fifth set so nearly worked, but it did betray his knowledge that if the match became a slugfest there would be only one winner. The statistics showed that when rallies went longer than eight shots, it was Djokovic who ended up on top – winning 37 compared to Federer’s tally of 25.
Win: Novak Djokovic tastes the grass