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Novak Djokovic defeats Juan Martin del Potro, wins mens U.S. Open last

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.

Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, returns a shot to Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, in the course of the males’s last of the U.S. Open tennis event, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in New York.

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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, Naomi Osaka took dwelling the ladies’s singles title after defeating Serena Williams 6-2-, 6-Four, in a extremely contentious match.

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