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Novak Djokovic 2015 US Open 'Championship Clinching' Game Used Racket

Lot Closed

April 10, 11:07 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 USD

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Circa 2015

In a clash that epitomized the pinnacle of tennis excellence, Novak Djokovic emerged victorious against his long-time rival Roger Federer in the 2015 US Open Championship Final. The match, held at the iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium, was one of the fiercest fought US Open Finals in recent memory.

The first set saw Djokovic assert his dominance with his trademark baseline prowess, relentlessly pushing Federer to the corners with precise groundstrokes. Despite Federer's best efforts to dictate play, Djokovic's ironclad defense and unwavering focus proved too much to handle. Federer would claw back and take the second set. 

As tension mounted in the third set, both players showcased their best tennis, exchanging thunderous serves and unparalleled shotmaking. It was Djokovic who managed to seize the crucial break of serve, unleashing a series of winners to edge ahead once more.

With the championship hanging in the balance, Djokovic summoned reserves of strength and mental fortitude in the fourth set. Despite Federer's valiant efforts to stage a comeback, Djokovic remained unflappable, closing out the match with sheer dominance and composure.

Djokovic emerged with his second US Open title, clinching the championship with a score of 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Djokovic's victory in the 2015 US Open Championship not only added another Grand Slam title, on his way to becoming the all-time career leader in the sport, but also underscored his status as arguably the greatest player in tennis history. 

Sotheby’s is pleased to present the racket Djokovic used in his championship clinching point.

The racket is accompanied by a photo matching certificate from Sports Investors Authentication and MeiGray.

Going Deeper | Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, born on May 22, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia, has risen to become one of the most dominant and accomplished tennis players in the history of the sport. Djokovic has cemented his status as one of the "Big Three" alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic burst onto the international tennis scene in the mid-2000s, showcasing his prodigious talent and potential. Known for his exceptional agility, defensive prowess, and ability to counterpunch from the baseline, Djokovic quickly ascended the rankings, establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with.

His breakthrough year came in 2008 when he captured his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final. This victory marked the beginning of Djokovic's meteoric rise to the top of the tennis world.

Djokovic holds the men’s single career grand slam record with 24. In addition to his ten Australian Open titles, Djokovic has also captured seven Wimbledon titles, four US Open titles, and three French Open titles, completing the career Grand Slam in 2016.

Djokovic's achievements extend beyond the Grand Slam stage. He has won a record number of ATP Masters 1000 titles and held the coveted world number one ranking for 416 weeks across 13 different years.

Beyond his on-court exploits, Djokovic is also known for his philanthropic efforts and off-court persona. He is actively involved in various charitable initiatives, using his platform to make a positive impact on society.