Defending champion Marin Cilic was humiliated by Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of the 2015 US Open. The World No.1 was unplayable on Friday in Flushing Meadows, covering all court in seconds as Cilic was outplayed from the first ball.
Djokovic won the match with the final score of 6-0 6-1 6-2 in one of the shortest semi-final matches in the history of the US Open. Novak won in 1 hour and 25 minutes. It is the shortest semi-final in terms of games since Hewitt beat Kafelnikov in 2001 at the US Open, losing 4 games.
It is the semi-final with the least games played in the history of the US Open. NY. It was the first time since 1995 that four Grand Slam champions met in the US Open semi-finals. Back then it was Agassi, Courier, Sampras and Boris Becker.
Becker was back on court, 20 years after, but this time in the player's box of his protege, Novak Djokovic. What had to be an exciting semi-final match between the World No.1 and the defending champion turned out to be a tennis lesson, given by the Word No.1.
Novak won under 1 hour and a half, dominating every single ball in his 21st Grand Slam semi-final. Reaching the final at the US Open Novak completed a magic year for him. The Serb has appeared in all four major finals for the first time in his career.
There isn't much that can be said about the match. Novak broke in the second game of the match at 30, with Cilic missing a backhand long. The Serb dominated the set and broke again at 3-0, with the Croat serving a double fault.
Novak won the first set in 24 minutes, breaking again and finishing the game on the attack, forcing Cilic to hit a backhand with only one hand, hitting long.