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

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

His returns and defense-to-offense skills as impeccable as ever, Djokovic collected his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through every crucial moment for a 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over 2009 champion del Potro at Flushing Meadows.

Djokovic faced similar questions about whether he'd ever get back to another major final with his elbow woes, but after his triumph at Wimbledon in July, and with the more heralded - and older - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer showing signs of slowing down, another reign of the Djoker looks very real in men's tennis.

The Serbian continued his incredible second-half of the 2018 season with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium for a second successive Grand Slam. Ahead of the final, Del Potro had fired 68 aces during the tournament, winning 82 percent of his first serve points.

A year after missing the US Open because of an injured right elbow that would require surgery, Djokovic showed that he is unquestionably back at his best and back at the top of tennis.

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While Djokovic's athleticism graced the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Del Potro was buoyed by the "Delpo, Delpo" chants of his friends who have reverberated the stadium throughout the tournament.

"I was hoping he's going to be here tonight but I want to say 'Pete, I love you, you're my idol, '" said the Serb.

The U.S. Open championship took his resurgence a step further.

Backed by his singing boys, Del Potro roared back in the set by breaking Djokovic to go back on serve.

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However, the despair on Sunday belonged to a teary del Potro, who was back in a grand slam final for the first time since his one and only title in NY in 2009.

Djokovic was better than del Potro on their many lengthy exchanges, using his trademark body-twisting, limb-splaying court coverage to get to almost every ball, sneakers squeaking around the blue court in Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the roof was closed because of rain. The most common utterance from chair umpire Alison Hughes aside from the score was undoubtedly, "Quiet please, players are ready", as she tried to stifle the rowdy spectators so del Potro and Djokovic could serve.

The Serb appeared to be on course for an easy victory when he went up a break in the second set to go up 6-3, 3-1.

"Difficult times but you learn from adversity".

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Asked who he dedicated the win to, Djokovic - who has won his last 13 matches after beating rival Roger Federer in the Cincinnati Masters last month - said: "To the support of the loved ones, my kids, my wife, my team of people, a small team of people that have been there with me through hard times as well".



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