Djokovic wins US Open

Novak Djokovic leads US Open final: LIVE updates as Djokovic battles Juan Martin del Potro

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his victory over Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina during their 2018 US Open men's singles final match on September 9, 2018 in NY.

But Djokovic is almost six years younger than Federer and - prior to a two-year barren spell that was ended by his Wimbledon triumph - had been winning slams at an average of almost two a season.

But since the French Open, Djokovic has looked back to his best having reached the final of the Queen's Club Championships, won Wimbledon, won the Cincinnati Masters and now the US Open.

Djokovic is behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, with the trio occupying the top three spots in the rankings again for the first time in more than three years.

He missed last year´s tournament with an elbow injury which sent his career into a mini-crisis.

"Basically from the 2016 final in the US Open I hadn't had a significant result at the slams to this year. I can't believe she managed to get all the way up", Djokovic said.

Djokovic occasionally seemed annoyed by the support with the noise as British umpire Alison Hughes had to constantly plead with the crowd to remain quiet during points.

Djokovic has won 13 of his 14 Grand Slam titles since 2010, when the prize money for the champion moved past the £1m mark at all four majors.

The Argentine put his admiration aside Sunday and made it hard for Djokovic to gain an edge, despite the score of the first set.

This was not that day, although even at his absolute best he would have struggled to hold off Djokovic on this form.

Djokovic said it was the kind of heavyweight clash he's learned to embrace.

Kaepernick sends message to only remaining anthem kneelers
Players protesting on the field during the national anthem has been a divisive topic over the past couple seasons with varied support and criticism.

Cardi B Throws Her Shoe At Nicki Minaj In New York
For someone to pin that on me...[that's] because I'm the bad guy and they know people would believe them. "I am my mother's kid". Let me tell you something, a woman can not give your man p*ssy if he doesn't stick his d*ck in there.

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk shocks as he smokes WEED on web show
Bloomberg also reported Tesla's chief people officer Gaby Toledano would not return from a holiday just over a year after joining. After Rogan confirmed that the product was indeed legal to consume in California, Musk reached for the blunt and took a puff.

"Of course I'm sad I (lost)", del Potro said. He won two Grand Slams in one year.

With the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof closed as heavy rain swept NY, conditions were slow and sluggish.

At a photo shoot in Manhattan on Sunday, a "very tired" Osaka continued to field questions about the contentious match, in which Williams drew her third penalty with an angry outburst at chair umpire Carlos Ramos, costing her a game when she stood just two games from defeat.

It's the Serb's 14th career Grand Slam singles title-tying Pete Sampras for third all time-and his second consecutive major win, as he triumphed at Wimbledon just two months ago.

Del Potro had a 3-1 lead in the tiebreaker before Djokovic recovered to take it.

At 1-1 in the second set, Djokovic suffocated Del Potro from the baseline to force out errors from the big man and got an early break.

The tournament, meanwhile, set a new attendance record of 828,798 fans through the gates at Flushing Meadows.

After 14 days of tennis, it's finally over.

Novak Djokovic has won a tiebreaker to take a 95-minute second set, moving a set away from the U.S. Open title.

"I learned a lot about myself, learned to be patient, which was never really a stronger side of me", Djokovic said.

While many hope del Potro gets that second major someday, including Djokovic - he is severely owed by the tennis gods - his foe was simply too good in the opening set. After three solid service games in the opening set, he threw in two unforced errors to drop serve and the set.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Packers Quarterback Carted Off Field Against Bears, Return Uncertain
Sep 11, 2018 - 02:16
Even though this game goes in the loss column for Chicago , this offense showed a ton of potential for the rest of the season. Aaron Rodgers is back and the Green Bay Packers are finally on the scoreboard against the Chicago Bears .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Delpo-Djokovic clash in US Open 2018 finals
Sep 11, 2018 - 02:15
After needing two four-setters in the opening two rounds, Djokovic has glided into the final, his 23rd at the Slams. Everyone who follows tennis is familiar with the dramatic story of del Potro's career. "It means a lot to me".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Florence to become major hurricane by Monday
Sep 11, 2018 - 01:47
Further strengthening is still expected and Florence will remain a major hurricane as it nears the Carolina coast into Thursday. It was moving to the west-northwest at 9 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Airstrikes hit Syria's Idlib province, the last remaining rebel stronghold
Sep 11, 2018 - 01:28
The problem is if they try to flee to Turkey they will find a closed border and risk being shot if they try to cross illegally. They seized the territories, with the backing of the US -led coalition, after driving out Islamic State militants.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spain outperform England in Nations League fixture
Sep 10, 2018 - 02:19
Not just losing but being out-played, at times, despite the slender scoreline and the dispute over whether Danny Welbeck's injury-time strike should have stood.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top No long-range missiles, N.Korea military parade features floats and flowers
Sep 10, 2018 - 02:11
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, right, and Li Zhanshu, the third-highest ranking official in the ruling Communist Party of China. But the only ones on show were the blue Kumsong-3, an anti-ship cruise missile, and the Pongae-5 surface-to-air weapon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump tells supporters ‘it’s your fault’ if he gets impeached
Sep 10, 2018 - 01:50
Trump said numerous Senate Democrats whom Tester had helped elect "are attacking Judge Kavanaugh and looking like fools". The first people in line can often grab front row seats facing the podium.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Off-duty Dallas Police Officer fatally shoots unarmed Black man in his apartment
Sep 10, 2018 - 01:30
Details on exactly what happened remain under investigation by the Texas Rangers and the Dallas County district attorney's office. But Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said Saturday that he supported Chief Hall and her decision to bring in state investigators.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serena Williams fined total of $17,000 at US Open
Sep 10, 2018 - 00:59
Others widely shared Sally Jenkin's op-ed in the Washington Post , in which she said that the umpire "abused his authority". During the next changeover (when the players switch serving sides), a frustrated Williams approached Ramos a second time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tom Brady: "I don't want to bring on any drama this year"
Sep 09, 2018 - 03:22
The Pats are the only National Football League team with zero receivers that have topped 700 yards in a single season. A new season upon us, the Texans' defense is healthy again, a fact that could be hazardous to opponents' health.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top California's Delta Fire Engulfs Vehicles on Interstate 5
Sep 09, 2018 - 03:07
The road remained closed through Wednesday night and there was no immediate word on when the lanes would reopen. Authorities said Friday that a 72-kilometre section of Interstate 5 would remain closed at least until Sunday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocks Fiji in early hours
Sep 09, 2018 - 02:29
Friday's tremor comes less than three weeks after an 8.2-magnitude natural disaster struck far below the seabed near Fiji. The quake hit 94 km south of the city of Ambato at a depth of 112 km, the USGS said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ‘We are free’: India celebrates Section 377 verdict
Sep 09, 2018 - 02:27
Part of the reason for this, he said, is that leading political figures, including PM Modi, have avoided the gay rights debate. Five Supreme Court judges will decide whether to strike the law down, following weeks of careful deliberation in New Delhi .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Homeless Samaritan will get cash; couple under investigation
Sep 09, 2018 - 02:13
During an appearance on NBC's " Megyn Kelly Today " show, D'Amico told Kelly there was well over $150,000 left of the donations. The judge said that what happened to some of the funds "lacks clarity" and that she needed to hear from the couple themselves.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump poised to tax an additional $200bn Chinese imports
Sep 08, 2018 - 01:49
China has announced a $60 billion list of American products targeted for retaliation. "That totally changes the equation". But 2018 Chinese imports through July were up almost 9 percent over the same period of 2017, according to U.S.