Who is the fastest winner of the US Open?
Last Updated: 09/09/15 4:00pm
Who is the Usain Bolt of the US Open? We delved into the history books to find which men's singles champion got the job done in the fastest time.
Flushing Meadows has provided some of the most enthralling Grand Slam matches over the years and lifting the imposing trophy at the end of a gruelling fortnight is always an elegant tribute to the history of the tournament.
But it's never an easy task to win seven matches in a row in order to be crowned King of New York.
Here, we look at which male tennis stars took the least amount on time on court on their way to winning the US Open title.
Roger Federer - 760 minutes, 2004
With the help of a walkover, Federer breezed to victory in 2004 in just over 12 hours, dropping just three sets on his way to lifting the trophy.
The Swiss was pushed hardest in the quarter-finals by Andre Agassi in a match that was postponed overnight due to rain.
But Federer came through 6-3 2-6 7-5 3-6 6-3 before beating Tim Henman and Lleyton Hewitt in straight sets to win the tournament for the first time.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion was also quickest on court over the proceeding four years at Flushing Meadows.
In 2005 he spent 910 minutes on court, 823 in 2006, 834 in 2007 and 942 in 2008 as he won five US Open titles in a row.
Andy Roddick - 980 minutes, 2003
A year before Federer raced through the US Open, Roddick won his first and only major in impressive style.
After dropping just one set on his way to the semi-finals, the American looked to be on the brink as he lost the first two sets against David Nalbandian.
However, he staged a superb comeback to win 6-7 (7-4) 3-6 7-6 (9-7) 6-1 6-3 and then crushed Juan Carlos Ferrero in just one hour and 42 minutes in the final.
Pete Sampras - 979 minutes, 2002
Sampras decided to end his career on a high after winning his 14th and final major in New York in 2002.
The American legend came through a five-set encounter with Greg Rusedski in the third round and then beat Tommy Haas in four sets to make the quarter-finals.
He would only drop one more set against Andre Agassi in the final as he won 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-4.
Rafa Nadal - 980 minutes, 2013
Three years after his maiden victory in the Big Apple, Nadal won the tournament for a second time in 2013, taking just a minute longer than Sampras in 2002.
After racing through the opening three rounds in straight sets, Nadal was pushed to four sets by Philipp Kohlschreiber.
The only other set he lost in the tournament was in the final when he overcame Novak Djokovic 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 in a match lasting three hours and 21 minutes.
Lleyton Hewitt/Marin Cilic - 1003 minutes, 2001/2014
Hewitt and Cilic won the tournament in identical times, with the Australian coming through a couple of five-set encounters to claim his first major win.
He came from two sets to one down to beat James Blake in the second round and then beat Andy Roddick in five sets in the quarter-finals.
Cilic did not have to spend too long on his opening match in 2013 as Marcos Baghdatis retired at 3-1 down in the second set.
The Croatian was pushed harder by Kevin Anderson and Gilles Simon in four against and five sets respectively before blitzing Roger Federer in the semi-finals and then claiming a maiden Grand Slam crown against Kei Nishikori in straight sets in the final.
* Stats and times courtesy of the ATP
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