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Djokovic wins third US Open men's singles title

14 September, 2018, 17:21 | Author: Tommie Newton
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With the win, Djokovic has now tied Pete Sampras for third on the all-time Grand Slams list.

This time Djokovic is No.3 behind Nadal and Federer, but the stunning three-year first will have tennis fans asking if it really is 2018. He won Wimbledon and a Masters event in Cincinnati.

The effort took its toll on a suddenly weary-looking Del Potro as a 95-minute set was claimed by Djokovic in the tiebreak.

"When I had my surgery I could truly understand what Juan Martin was going through when he had surgeries that kept him away form the tour for two or three years", added Djokovic.

It appeared it could be easier when Djokovic broke del Potro in the second game of the set and led 3-1.

Del Potro was back in a grand slam final for the first time since defeating Federer to win at Flushing Meadows nine years ago.

To his credit, Del Potro rallied again to recover a break in the third set, but Djokovic was simply too good and sealed the match with a smash before collapsing in delight.

A clinical Novak Djokovic dismissed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 7-6 (4) 6-3 to collect his third U.S. Open title on Sunday.

The Serbian has completed a remarkable comeback from injury and after winning at Wimbeledon earlier in the year he has won back-to-back Grand Slams for the first time since 2016. Simona Halep's loss, the first by a No. 1 seed in the first round at the U.S. Open. Wang Xiyu of China topped Clara Burel 7-6, 6-2 to win the junior girls title.

He also added five U.S. and two Australian Open titles, plus a solitary French Open crown in 1996. He has now won Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year on three occasions (2011, 2015 and 2018).

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"I was so close to the desired level, and then I completely underplayed that match. To see her being so dedicated and so committed to this sport, it's inspiring to me and to many tennis players, both men and women, around the world". "Thank you", and bowed her thanks to Serena.

She posed with her trophy at Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center.

The sixth seed dominated the match from the off as he triumphed 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 for a second successive grand slam title and the flawless end to a year that saw the Serb recover from a loss of form and a serious elbow injury. They hadn't even dropped a set over that run until Babos and Mladenovic got them in the first set on Sunday. We reached the top after three hours.

She spoke via a video chat with her sister, who told Osaka to think of the match against Williams as just another match. The team had previously won the Miami Open in March.

"Got everything thrown at her: big bombs by Serena, the crowd, the drama". On Saturday she played like she knew the 36-year-old's game like the back of her hand, absorbing everything the American threw at her, and redirecting them with much more panache.

It started when chair umpire Carlos Ramos gave Williams a code violation for coaching, and eventually ended up with accusations of sexism in the aftermath.

Del Potro backed Djokovic to surpass Federer's mark of 20 Slams.

But since then, his career hasn't quite rocketed up because of his concerns with wrist injuries where he has had four surgeries so far. "And so, so happy to be playing the final against this magnificent idol".

Djokovic is now level on 14 grand-slam titles with Pete Sampras and, in men's terms, behind only Rafael Nadal on 17 and Roger Federer's 20.



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