uo14cilic_nishikori

Points won by each set: | 30-18, 30-23, 33-27 |
Points won directly behind the serve:
38 % Cilic – 33 of 86
24 % Nishikori – 18 of 75

The first major final since Australian Open ’05 without involvement any player of the Big 4! Very one-sided match. Nishikori [11] had no gas left in the tank after much more demanding route to the final. Before the final Cilic [16] defeated four players in succession having negative H2H records against them: 0-4 Simon, 3-5 Berdych, 0-5 Federer & 2-5 Nishikori. The 98 aces (3, 10, 13, 23, 19, 13, 17) by Cilic are the most by a US Open champion since Andy Roddick fired 123 in 2003. Cilic 6’6″ (1.98m) – becomes the tallest Grand Slam champion (along with Juan Martin del Potro, who won US Open in 2009).

Cilic’s route to his lone major title:
1 Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 3-1 ret.
2 Illya Marchenko 7-6(2), 6-2, 6-4
3 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
4 Gilles Simon 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Q Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(4)
S Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
W Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3

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