After winning a point in the US Open final and bent on proving a point, Novak Djokovic leaped and roared and threw an uppercut then glared at some of the thousands of spectators pulling for Roger Federer.Following another point in that game, Djokovic nodded as he smiled towards the stands. And moments later, Djokovic shook his right arm, bloodied by an early fall, and screamed, “Yes! Yes!” to celebrate a missed forehand by Federer.Djokovic appeared to be all alone out there in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, trying to solve Federer while also dealing with a crowd loudly supporting the 17-time major champion proclaimed “arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport” during pre-match introductions.In the end, Djokovic handled everything in a thrill-a-minute final on a frenetic night. Thwarting Federer with his relentless defence and unparalleled returning, Djokovic took control late and held on for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory on Sunday to earn his second US Open title, third major championship of the year, and 10th Grand Slam trophy in all.”We pushed each other to the limit,” the No. 1-ranked Djokovic said, “as we always do.”Djokovic, who is 63-5 in 2015, including 27-1 at majors, said he understood why the crowd backed Federer – but hopes to someday get that sort of support.”You do let sometimes certain things to distract you,” Djokovic said about interacting with the fans. “But it’s important to get back on the course and go back to basics and why you are there and what you need to do.”He certainly was able to do that.unreachable shotsContorting his body this way and that, sneakers squeaking loudly as he changed directions or scraping like sandpaper as he slid to reach unreachable shots, Djokovic forced the 34-year-old Federer to put the ball into the tiniest of spaces. Federer wound up with 54 unforced errors, 17 more than Djokovic.Another key statistic: Djokovic won 10 of the first 12 points that lasted at least 10 strokes.Perhaps the most pivotal of all: Djokovic saved 19 of the 23 break points he faced, while winning six of Federer’s service games.”Some of them, I could have done better, should have done better,” the second-ranked Federer said.From late in the third set to 5-2 in the fourth, Djokovic took control against a wilting Federer by claiming eight of 10 games. Federer made one last stand, breaking to get within 5-3 and holding for 5-4, but a forehand return that flew long left Djokovic as the champion, pointing to his heart.- AP
FA Cup When is the FA Cup fifth-round draw? Time, TV info & everything you need to know Last updated 1 year ago 18:10 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty FA Cup Cardiff City v Manchester City Cardiff City Manchester City While all the participants are not yet known, the draw for the next stage is due to take place and Goal brings you everything you need to know There has already been plenty of drama in the 2017-18 FA Cup as the competition moves into the fifth-round stage.The fourth round saw a few upsets, some VAR controversy as well as a few of the bigger names steam-rolling lower league opponents.The ‘magic of the cup’ still exists as some of the Premier League’s biggest names have already been knocked out, including Arsenal and Liverpool. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player With the fifth-round draw not far away, Goal brings you everything you need to know about it.WHEN IS THE FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAW?The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup will take place on Monday, January 29.It is set to take place at approximately 19:20 GMT, during the BBC One broadcast of the One Show.When will the FA Cup fifth-round matches take place?Once the draw is made, teams will have a number of weeks to prepare for their respective ties, with games scheduled to take place during the weekend of February 17 and 18. In the third and fourth rounds, the bulk of the games were played on the Saturday of the weekend, but a handful of games were pencilled in for Friday, Sunday and Monday.WHAT TEAMS ARE IN THE FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAW?A total of 16 teams will progress to the fifth round of the competition but at the time of the draw there will be more names in the hat due to the fact that four ties are still undecided.There will be four replays as Tottenham were forced to stage a late comeback against League Two side Newport, while Huddersfield Town could not overpower Championship strugglers Birmingham City.The fourth round sprung some shocks including West Brom’s 3-2 win over Liverpool at Anfield and Wigan knocking out West Ham.Sheffield Wednesday were the first team to book their place in the fifth round thanks to a 3-1 win over Reading, while Yeovil Town were no match for Manchester United, who handed a competitive debut to new signing Alexis Sanchez.FA Cup fifth-round draw numbers: No. Team No. Team 1 West Brom 9 Millwall/Rochdale 2 Leicester City 10 Southampton 3 Huddersfield Town / Birmingham City 11 Brighton 4 Notts County / Swansea City 12 Wigan Athletic 5 Manchester United 13 Hull City 6 Sheffield Wednesday 14 Newport County / Tottenham 7 Manchester City 15 Chelsea 8 Coventry City 16 Sheffield United You can see the full breakdown of the fourth-round results in our comprehensive competition guide here.HOW TO WATCH THE FA CUP FIFTH-ROUND DRAWViewers will have two options if they wish to watch the FA Cup fifth-round draw live.BBC One will broadcast the event on the One Show, while it can also be streamed on BBC iPlayer in the UK.