US Open 2018: Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win title

Highlights:

  • Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win title at Flushing Meadows in New York
  • Novak Djokovic has won back-to-back Grand Slam titles for the first time since June 2016.
  • Novak Djokovic produced an impeccable performance to beat Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final and win his 14th Grand Slam title.
  • The 31-year-old Serb won 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 to earn his third triumph in New York and equal American great Pete Sampras' haul of major trophies.
  • Djokovic, who won Wimbledon in July, will climb to third in the world after back-to-back Grand Slam victories.
  • Only great rivals Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (17) have won more.
  • Argentine third seed Del Potro, 29, was playing his first Grand Slam final since winning the 2009 US Open, having almost quit the game in 2015 because of multiple wrist injures.
  • Djokovic, who was seeded sixth, is one of only eight men to win the Wimbledon-US Open double and has now accomplished that feat for a third time.
Most Grand Slam titles - men's singles:
  • 20          Roger Federer (Swi)
  • 17          Rafael Nadal (Spa)
  • 14          Novak Djokovic (Ser), Pete Sampras (US)
  • 12          Roy Emerson (Aus)
  • Djokovic had a barren spell between winning the 2016 French Open, where he completed the career Grand Slam, and his fourth triumph at Wimbledon in the summer.
Novak Djokovic's 14 Grand Slam titles:
  • Australian Open: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • French Open:2016
  • Wimbledon: 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018
  • US Open: 2011, 2015, 2018
2018 US Open :
  • It was the 138th edition of tennis’ US Open held on outdoor hard courts at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.
  • It was fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens were defending champions in the men’s and women’s singles event  events, but they were unsuccessful to defend their titles in this edition of tournament..