US Open is one of the most prestigious tennis events that takes place every year in New York’s USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. There are several interesting records and facts about US Open but Roger Federer’s record of winning five successive US Open grand slam men’s singles title is truly unbreakable. Switzerland star won US Open tennis championship 5 times successfully in successive years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Today’s we’ll see how Roger Federer achieved the milestone of winning 5 US Open trophies in a row.
Roger Federer 5 US Open successive wins
Federer’s first US Open title (2004)
Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer claimed his first US Open crown in 2004 year when he defeated Australia’s Lleyton Hewitt in the final. Federer won 2004 US Open final in three sets and beat 2001 champion Hewitt by 6-0, 7-6(7-3), 6-0 score. Andy Roddick was defending champion in 2004 year’s US Open championship but he knocked out in quarter-finals against Joachim Johansson.
Title defence successfully against Agassi 2005
Roger Federer was defending US Open title for the first time and it was against 1999 winner Andre Agassi. The US Open men’s singles final 2005 was quite interesting and full with excitement as both players didn’t loss hope till the last of game. But Federer was more hungry for the crown and he beat Andre Agassi by 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1 to claim his 2nd US Open trophy.
Federer vs Roddick 2006
Federer was defending his third straight US Open title against American Andy Roddick who won championship in 2003. Swiss perfectionist was on full song in whole tournament and in final he didn’t allow Roddick to win more than one set. Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick comfortably by 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to win his third US Open crown.
Federer vs Djokovic 2007
This was probably most challenging US Open final for three time winner Roger Federer as he was against future champion Novak Djokovic. Experienced from USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center’s hard court surface Swiss star Federer beat Serbian Djokovic by 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-2), 6-4. This was Roger Federer’s fourth straight US Open men’s singles title win.
Federer created history in 2008
Roger Federer was playing 2008 US Open tournament to defend his title for the 4th time and he defended it successfully by defeating Britain’s Andy Murray in the final. Andy Murray couldn’t stand against four time champion and Federer beat Murray in straight sets by 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win his 5th straight US Open title. As Federer registered fifth US Open win he became first player to win 5 successive US Open crowns.
Roger could win sixth US Open title too consecutively but he lost final against Juan Martin del Potro who beat Federer in a tough final by 3-6, 7-6(7-5), 4-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-2.