Greatest Performance in a Us Open Final?


From what I've seen it's easily Federer in 2004. The 2000, and 2001 finals were pretty emphatic too, but those were cross generational mismatches. Federer might have gone into that 2004 final with more majors under his belt than Lleyton (and having beaten Lleyton in most of them), but he'd never played a final in New York while Hewitt was a former champion. Hewitt also still lead the head to head at that point, and hadn't dropped a set en route to the final. Then what happened?