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US Open 2018 Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win 14th Grand Slam title

US Open 2018 Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin Del Potro to win third US Open title on Monday.

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US Open 2018 Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin Del Potro to win third US Open title. (Source: File)

US Open 2018 Final Highlights: Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 at the Flushing Meadows on Monday morning. Going into the match, the Serb was always a favourite as he held a strong 14-4 head-to-head record. It was a thoroughly professional performance from Djokovic as he dominated throughout the contest. In the list of players with most Grand Slam titles Djokovic is now equal with Pete Sampras at 14. “I was hoping Samparas would be here tonight but he’s not so I love you and he is my idol. I just want to congratulate Juan Martin and I know he will be here again with the champion’s trophy,” Djokovic said after the match.

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US Open 2018 Final Live: Djokovic speaks

'I was hoping Pete Samparas would be here tonight but he's not so I love you and he is my idol. I just want to congratulate Juan Martin with his injuries and coming back and I know he will be here again with the champion's trophy.'

'It felt like a football match with Argentinian fans and Serbian fans. Well done. The atmosphere was amazing. Most of all the respect they had. It was truly amazing tonight, thank you guys.'

US Open 2018 Final Live: Del Potro speaks

"It's not easy to speak right now but I love you guys. I'm so happy to be playing the final against this magnificent idol. He is one of my friends on tour and I want to see him win titles. I'm happy for Novak but sad to lose. I never gave up during my wrist problems. I was trying to fix my injuries to be here and got here after nine years. The US Open is my favourite on tour."

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic wins third U.S. Open title

That's it! Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to win his third U.S. Open title and 14th major overall. This is the third time Djokovic has managed to earn Wimbledon and US Open title in the same year (2011, 2015, 2018).  The Flushing Meadows is now cheering for the Serbian Champion!

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic wins third U.S. Open title

That's it! Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to win his third U.S. Open title and 14th major overall. This is the third time Djokovic has managed to earn Wimbledon and US Open title in the same year (2011, 2015, 2018).  The Flushing Meadows is now cheering for the Serbian Champion!

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 7-6, 4-3 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Djokovic breaks and leads 5-3.  Another rally and again Djokovic is the victor. Del Potro's forehand goes wide to give Djokovic the break. With a two-set lead and he will now serve for the US Open title.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 7-6, 4-3 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Djokovic holds and leads 4-3 in the third set. two games away from a sensational win. However, it was not smooth sailing for the Serb as he began with a double fault in the service game. But a couple of errors from Del Po offers a window of opportunity for Djokovic who will not miss. 

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 7-6, 3-3 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Break Back!  At the three-hour mark, it's 3-3 in the third set between Djokovic and del Potro. The roar of the fans in Flushing Meadows is deafening now! confident again! Del Potro seems to be confident again!

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 7-6, 3-2 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Break! Del Potro breaks for 2-3. Djokovic, who had game points, given a time violation warning for exceeding the 25-second service clock. Del Potro is down two sets but he is still hanging in there. 

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 7-6, 3-1 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Djokovic breaks in fourth game of third set! His his phenomenal returning skills, breaking Juan Martin del Potro to take a 6-3, 7-6(4), 3-1 lead.
Brilliant defense from the Serbian and the finishing line is in sight for him. 

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 7-6, 3-1 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Djokovic breaks in fourth game of third set! His his phenomenal returning skills, breaking Juan Martin del Potro to take a 6-3, 7-6(4), 3-1 lead.
Brilliant defense from the Serbian and the finishing line is in sight for him. 

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 7-6, 3-1 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Djokovic breaks in fourth game of third set! His his phenomenal returning skills, breaking Juan Martin del Potro to take a 6-3, 7-6(4), 3-1 lead.
Brilliant defense from the Serbian and the finishing line is in sight for him. 

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 7-6, 2-1 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Djokovic begins with an ace and then the Argentine brings it back to 30-30. But an overhand shot is enough to secure the win for the Serbian. 2-1 for Djokovic. He  is just four games away from victory.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 7-6, 1-1 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Del Potro gets through this game  to hold and it's 1-1. Novak Djokovic has lost from two sets up just once in his career, falling to Jurgen Melzer at Roland Garros in 2010.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 7-6, 1-0 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

We are into the third set and Djokovic kicks off in style with another win.  A  brilliant exchange on game point as Del Potro's forehand flashes wide. The Serbian holds and its 1-0 in the third set.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic wins the second set

Djokovic takes the first point of the breaker. Del Potro mini breaks and we're back on serve! Del Potro then hits a winner for 2-1. Djokovic gets it back on serve, 2-3. 3-3 at the changeover. Del Potro to serve at 3-4. The last three points have gone Djokovic's way. Double set point and Djokovic wins the second set 7-6 (7-4). 95 mins in the making but crucially he has a two set lead. over Del Potro. He's one set away from a 14th Grand Slam title.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 6-3, 6-6 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Djokovic holds to love (6-6) and we are into the tie-break. Phenomenal stuff from both players! The olay chants come back again for Del Potro. This tie-break may well decide the outcome of the match. 

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 6-3, 5-6 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Del Potro leads 6-5 and  will surely have a tiebreak in this second set. The pressure is back on Djokovic. Djokovic must hold to stay in the second set.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 6-3, 5-5 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Once again it is 5-5 and the pressure is back on Del Po! A forehand volley is enough to wrap up the deal for now.  110 mins & counting in the match.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 6-3, 4-5 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Good hold and Del Potro leads 5-4 in the second set. Del Potro is opening up the court a lot more now  and the ole's are ringing from the crowd. Djokovic to serve at 4-5

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 6-3, 4-4 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

What a marathan game this turned out to be! Two massive lobs from DelPo and Djokovic smashes the ball away to make it 30-15. But Del Po comes back to make it 40-40 and then has an advantage, a break point. But he fails to grab the chance. Remember that point if he doesn't win the set. But at deuce the errors just keep coming from Djokovic. A double fault on deuce number five. This game is has been going 20mins. Meryl Streep's face tells the story. Novak Djokovic has saved three break points. But finally, Djokovic puts the eighth game to bed. 4-4. 

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-4 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)


Three games in a row for Del Potro with some giant forehands. The crowd support is really working for him. Djokovic, on the other hand, missed a couple of chances to get back.  It's 4-3 and Novak to serve. But he is continuing to get annoyed with the chants of Del Po!  

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 6-3, 3-3 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Juan Martin Del Potro earns a break point and Del Potro breaks in sixth game of the second set. Back to back unforcedd errors and Del Po is back in business! The crowd is really affecting the momentum and  Djokovic is visibly flustered. Is the momentum of this match about to change? Its 3-3

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-2 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

From 15-all, Del Potro brings out his best. He first wins with a good forehand and then unleashes another big serve to secure the game point and moments later a forehand winner helps him to hold! The forehand down the line seems like his favourite shot. Crucial period of play. The crowd has also found its voice!

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 6-3, 3-1 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)


An early break in the 2nd set for the Joker! Simply too many errors from Del Potro, on both sides. Djokovic extends his lead to 3-1. Djokovic consolidates the break with a hold of serve. Seems like Novak Djokovic is really pushing the envelope here.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 6-3, 2-1 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Djokovic breaks! He is suffocating his opponent with the length and he goes up 2-1. At 30-30 Del Potro's forehand leads to his downfall and it gives a breakpoint to Novak who obliges to go a set and a break up.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 6-3, 1-1 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Djokovic comfortably holds his serve and it is back at 1-1.  A routine service hold is secured with a backhand winner down the line.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 6-3, 0-1 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Del Potro saves a break point in the very first game of set two—and holds. Djokovic was  30-0 up but from there Del Po fashions a remarkable comeback and a big serve saves the day!  Del Potro's won 12 of 14 points on his serve so far.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic wins first set

Novak Djokovic strikes first! He wins the opening set, 6-3. An error in the opening point pegs back Del Po.  Djokovic makes maximum use of the advantage but then it is back at 30-30. At 40-30 it is set point for Novak. And once again Del Potro nets a forehand. Djokovic seals the deal in 42 minutes. Will opening set decide the outcome of the match?

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 4-3 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Perseverance and patience yield the desired result for Novak Djokovic as he breaks Del Potro in the 8th game and will serve for the opening set. Del Po's forehand is letting him down. Novak in lockdown mode and has his eyes  on the opening set

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 4-3 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Strong hold from Novak Djokovic and it s 4-3 in the first set. A couple of excellent shots help him to a love hold, and the pressure is back on Juan Martin Del Potro's shoulders. Lets see how it goes from here on!

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 3-3 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Again Del Potro holds to 15. The serve comes to his rescue. This is becoming a mirror image of the previous game. The crowd continues to egg on  Juan Martin Del Potro vociferously!

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 3-2 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Novak Djokovic breezes away to a 3-2 lead in the first set. This time at 40-15. It was 15-15 at one point but Djokovic next two serves are good enough to take him through. We are in for a thrilling contest. Fasten your seat belts. 

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 2-2 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Once again the Argentine comes back and its four holds for him to make it 2-2. Del Potro's big serves and big ground shots so far are really helping him. The backhand finally comes seals the deal! Confident start from Del Po

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 2-1 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Interesting period of play as Del Potro first soars to a 0-30 lead. But Djokovic rallies back to level it at 30-30 with a good rally. A big forehand takes it to deuce before Djokovic finally holds to lead 2-1 in the opening set.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic 1-1 Juan Martin Del Potro* (* denotes server)

Juan Martin Del Potro holds! Big booming serves from the Argentine and he leads 40-0 before finally sending one forehand to seal it in love! Its 1-1 in the opening set.

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic* 1-0 Juan Martin Del Potro (* denotes server)

Novak Djokovic wins the first game! Good tactics by Djokovic to take so many balls early. That last point Del Potro hit the slice. But Djokovic went down the line with the slice and then exposed the backhand to seal the deal.  Encouraging start for the Joker!

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Novak Djokovic to serve. Crowd full volume. Del Potro seems like the crowd favourite tonight. Ready, set, PLAY!

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Juan Martin Del Potro has won the toss and elected to receive first. Remember Del Potro has been on fire shooting 68 aces during the tournament, winning 82 percent of his first serve points. 

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

The opening ceremony is underway and America the Beautiful is being played inside the Arthur Ashe stadium. Stay tuned for live action

US Open 2018 Final Live: Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin Del Potro

Novak Djokovic heads into his US Open final clash with Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday knowing he faces a challenge - a very big challenge indeed. Clearly Djokovic will have to neutralize the 6'6" Argentine's blistering serve at the Arthur Ashe Stadium: Del Potro fired 68 aces during the tournament, winning 82 percent of his first serve points. Serbian sixth seed is making his eighth US Open final appearance, tying an professional era record, while Del Potro, seeded third, is playing in a Grand Slam final for just the second time. Djokovic also leads Del Potro 14-4 in their head-to-head encounters. (Reuters)