NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic gained his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting via a key 20-minute recreation to beat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-Three, 7-6 (Four), 6-Three within the U.S. Open last. The victory Sunday comes a 12 months after Djokovic sat out the event at Flushing Meadows due to an injured proper elbow that ultimately required surgical procedure.
Djokovic collects $Three.eight million and his third U.S. Open championship.
The 31-year-old Serb is now even with Pete Sampras for the third-most main trophies for a person in tennis historical past, trailing solely Roger Federer’s 20 and Rafael Nadal’s 17.
Djokovic was far superior to del Potro within the opening set, then dropped three consecutive video games within the second to path Four-Three. However when Djokovic confronted three break factors within the following recreation, an epic that required 22 factors to settle, he saved all of them. A collection of missed forehands by del Potro within the tiebreaker put Djokovic again on the right track. He completed with a flourish, taking the final three video games.
On Saturday,took dwelling the ladies’s singles title after defeating 6-2-, 6-Four, in a extremely contentious match.
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