Federer is the first man since American Bill Tilden in 1924 to triumph five times in a row in New York. The win was Federer's first grand slam title of the year, moving him to within one of the record 14 held by American Pete Sampras. "It definitely feels great," a beaming Federer said in a courtside interview after hitting 36 winners. "This is a very special moment in my career. "I had a couple of tough grand slams this year, finishing in the semi-finals and two finals, and one epic in Wimbledon, so to take this home is incredible.
"It means the world to me," said Murray, who shocked Spanish world number one Rafael Nadal in four sets in the previous round, had been bidding to become the first British man to win a grand slam since Fred Perry won the US title in 1936.