Djokovic wins third US Open, equals Sampras on 14 Grand Slams

10 September, 2018, 06:44 | Author: Virgil Todd
  • Championship preview del Potro vs. Djokovic

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the championship trophy after winning his men's Singles finals match as Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina looks on on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Djokovic, 31 years old, overwhelmed Juan Martín del Potro, 29, in an entertaining-and sometimes intense-U.S.

Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slams.

Three times, del Potro was a point from breaking and earning the right to serve to make it a set apiece. "But the guy's won a lot of grand slams and he knows how to win them", Millman said after losing to Djokovic in the quarter-finals.

Del Potro - the 2009 champion back for a second slam final after overcoming career-threatening wrist injuries - threw everything he had at his rival, but Djokovic absorbed the Argentinian's power superbly, his returning of serve particularly outstanding.

The eighth game was an epic, lasting over 20 minutes and featuring eight deuces before Djokovic withstood the pressure to hold.

The third and final set almost followed the same script, as Djokovic again broke del Potro to take a 3-1 lead only for the Argentinian to break back and level the set at 3-3.

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"I was hoping he's [Pete Sampras] going to be here tonight but I want to say 'Pete, I love you, you're my idol". Only Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (17) have more. Not against Djokovic, who always seemed to have all the answers - and who said he convinced himself that all of those "Oles" were actually people calling out his own nickname, "Nole".

However, Del Potro and his mighty forehand came to the party, striking back in spectacular fashion to level at 3-3, while the support for the giant Argentine appeared to rattle Djokovic's concentration levels.

It was Djokovic's 15th win over the Del Potro and fifth in five at the Slams.

Djokovic was far superior to del Potro in the opening set but he dropped three consecutive games in the second to trail 4-3.

When it ended, with Djokovic holding to 4-all, spectators began leaving their seats, perhaps thinking it was time for a changeover, even though it wasn't.

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When it ended, thanks to a three-game closing run by Djokovic, he flung his racket away and landed on his back, arms and legs spread wide. "I try to take the best out of myself in those moments".

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