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Day 14: Pre-Match Analysis presented by Polo Ralph Lauren
The Numbers
World Ranking
Head to Head
Records in
Last 10 Matches
The Advantage
The Breakdown

The 42nd installment of the greatest rivalry in tennis pits the top two seeds in the final against each other. It marks the 13th time in the Open era, and the third time in the past 19 years, that the world No.1 and No. 2 will meet in the final.

This meeting will be their 14th in a Grand Slam tournament and their fourth in a major final.

Federer has a 3-2 head-to-head over Djokovic in New York City, but Djokovic has won their last two meetings, in 2010 and 2011, saving match points in both contests before toppling the 17-time Slam champion in five thrilling sets.

There's very little to separate this pair, especially considering how well Federer has served this year and how strong Djokovic is on the return game. 

Federer has only lost once in his past 23 matches (to Djokovic at Wimbledon), while Djokovic has dropped two two of his last 23 contests (to Federer in Cincinnati and world No. 3 Andy Murray in Montreal).

It'll be the defensive wizadry of Djokoic versus the all-court magnificence of Federer when these too Goliaths step between the lines Sunday afternoon, and there's no reason to think that the two players in the best form entering the tournament will give us anything other than an epic finale to the Grand Slam season.