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Novak Djokovic wins men's US Open singles title

14 September, 2018, 17:23 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • From 1,042 to US Open final del Potro relishes return to Grand Slam title match

With this win, he has equaled Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slams. Only Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (17) have more.

There is just no stopping Djokovic right now. But it is arguably his sensational 2008 Wimbledon final win over Federer which stands out as his most memorable triumph.

Del Potro - the third seed - had earlier lauded Djokovic, telling ESPN: "So happy to play in the final against this magnificent idol".

Djokovic fended off break points from Del Potro, wasted his own advantage points but eventually in a little over 20 minutes, he was able to make it 4-4.

Credit to Del Potro as he managed to get things back on track in game six, breaking Djokovic with his first chance to level the match and then holding comfortably.

Osaka, only the second Asian woman to win a major singles title after China's Li Na at the 2011 French Open, may soon start to out earn Williams when it comes to endorsements, according to Forbes.

When I had the surgery of the elbow this year I could truly understand what Del Potro was going through with the two-three years'. Wang Xiyu of China topped Clara Burel 7-6, 6-2 to win the junior girls title.

Djokovic, who struggled with the NY humidity in the first two rounds, did not drop a set from the third round onwards. That put the 29-year-old Argentine back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since his breakthrough nine years ago, a comeback for a guy who had four wrist operations in the interim. Coming after his triumphant return at Wimbledon in July, the latest success is evidence enough that technically, tactically and physically Djokovic is back to his best.

It made for a partisan atmosphere in the biggest tennis stadium in the world and, with the roof closed because of rain, led to a cauldron of noise.

Max Pacioretty through the years
Dominique Ducharme and Luke Richardson were added to replace Jean-Jacques Daigneault and Dan Lacroix on the coaching staff. Back in February, an emotional Pacioretty said he was relieved not to be leaving Montreal at the trade deadline.

"I will keep playing tennis for a few more years", he said.

"Are you insane?!" was Osaka's reply.

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

He overcame a 95-minute set, the longest of the tournament, to beat Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Tilden won his first two grand slam titles in 1920 - including his first of seven US Opens. The team had previously won the Miami Open in March. "I believe he'll be here again with the champion's trophy".

The issue of male and female players being held to different standards in their on-court behaviours and relationships with chair umpires has erupted since Williams was issued a game penalty after labelling umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief" during her loss to Naomi Osaka.

Novak Djokovic's US Open victory has catapulted him back into the Top 3 of men's tennis.

And yet, after the events that unfolded in Saturday's women's final at Flushing Meadow, no one - not the players, the officials, administrators, the fans or the sport itself - emerged as a victor.

He is now set to rise to third in the ATP rankings behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, the only two men to have claimed more slam titles, but can justifiably claim to be the best player in the world at present.

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