Novak Djokovic fought off elimination for the second straight set in the men's singles final at the 2012 U.S. Open, winning the fourth set, 6-3. After dropping his first two sets against Andy Murray, Djokovic has now rallied back to tie the match and force a deciding fifth set.
After struggling with his serves early in the match, Djokovic continued to serve well in the fourth set. He completed 83 percent of his first serves in the fourth set and won 67 percent of his first-serve points. He also did well on his second serve, winning 60 percent of second-serve points.
Djokovic committed 38 unforced errors during the first two sets but committed just six in the third set, and again limited unforced errors in the fourth set with nine. After serving well early in the match, Murray struggled some during the fourth set, completing just 45 percent of his first serves.
The 2012 U.S. Open men's singles title will now come down to a deciding fifth set. Murray is attempting to win his first Grand Slam title, while Djokovic is playing for his sixth Grand Slam.