What an incredible fairy-tale 2017 has been for tennis legend Roger Federer.
After a spell of four years without a Grand Slam title, Federer backed up his Australian Open success with the Wimbledon crown, and without dropping a set at that.
The Swiss star landed his first major since Wimbledon in 2012 when he walked away with his fifth Australian Open title in January, and July's success takes his his Grand Slam record to 19 majors.
Having struggled with his fitness throughout 2016, Federer took an extended break following knee surgery and began 2017 in remarkable fashion by firstly winning in Melbourne and then claiming back-to-back Masters 1000 titles in Indian Wells and Miami.
He went on to win the Halle Open before claiming a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title, becoming the oldest man to do so in history and just the second in the Open era to win at SW19 without dropping a set after Bjorn Borg in 1976.
In anticipation of the US Open, which he has won five times, Federer cruised to the final of the Montreal Masters, but lost to Alexander Zverev, clearly struggling with his back again.
This complaint caused him to pull out of the Cincinnati Open, and fans will hope injury will not impact him in New York.