Tennis: Djokovic Wins Third U.S Open Title
The good times are rolling for Novak Djokovic and the Serb is winning titles in quick succession again.
The latest addition for Djokovic is the U.S. Open men's singles title having beat the third seed Juan Martin del Potro from Argentina in straight sets on Sunday night.
Djokovic, the sixth seed, tamed his Argentine opponent 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in three hours and 15 minutes.
With the victory, Djokovic earned $3.8 million and won his 14th Grand Slam title, tying him for third all-time with Pete Sampras.
Roger Federer remains the all-time men’s leader with 20 and Rafael Nadal, who retired with a knee injury against del Potro in the semifinals, is second with 17.
"I was hoping that [Sampras] was going to be here tonight but he’s not so I want to say, 'Pete, I love you, you’re my idol, I’ll see you soon I hope,'" Djokovic said on court.
Djokovic improved to 3-5 in US Open finals (2011, ’15), and also joined a select group of players to win multiple major titles after the age of 30. He won the Wimbledon title earlier this summer and is now the only man to win multiple Grand Slams in 2018.
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