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Novak Djokovic wins men't title in U.S. open Tennis

14 September, 2018, 17:22 | Author: Drew Briggs
  • No doubts anymore Novak Djokovic has returned to tennis elite

Juan Martin del Potro believes Novak Djokovic can end his career as the most successful Grand Slam title victor, surpassing Roger Federer's current mark of 20.

"He was my childhood idol". "But I was playing nearly at the limit all the time, looking for winners with my forehands, backhands, and I couldn't make it because Novak was there every time".

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It's unbelievable. I don't feel sad that I couldn't win grand slams because of them. He is now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the record 20 held by Roger Federer.

Nadal stayed at No. 1 despite retiring from his semifinal last week, and Federer remained No. 2 after a fourth-round loss in NY.

Amid increasing noise between points and serves, which prompted frequent interventions from chair umpire Alison Hughes, the previously assured Djokovic - who missed the tournament previous year due to an elbow injury - appeared agitated.

The 31-year-old Djokovic captured his second straight tennis major at the 2018 U.S. Open from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.

His first three service games were comfortable as he won 12 out of 14 points thanks to a succession of big first serves, but it all started to go wrong in game eight as Del Potro contrived to lose serve from 40-0 up to leave Djokovic to serve for the set, a chance he wasn't going to pass up. He emphasised he would have relished taking on either - or both, although he admitted that early in his career that wasn't always the case. Her grandfather, who lives in Nemuro, Hokkaido, expressed his joy, saying, "I want her to make a spectacular showing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, too". "I am just one of the guys that have lucky to be in the same era as them, and it's great". "That's what I got from them".

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Although he was riding high coming into the Open, Djokovic was among the many struggling with crushing heat and humidity in the first week.

He lost a set in two of his first three matches.

He picked up the pace with straight-sets victories over France's Richard Gasquet, Portugal's Joao Sousa, Millman and 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori to arrive at a title tilt with good friend Del Potro.

The tension lifted in a marathon eighth game that took 20 minutes to decide, Djokovic finally holding to keep the set on serve at 4-4.

The runner-up, Serena Williams, is back in the top 20 at No. 16, after being No. 26 before the U.S. Open.

"My nickname is Nole", he said.

"I had my opportunities during the second and third set". I had my corner, as well. I grew up playing and thinking that one day I'll be able to do what he does. It takes a lot of effort to actually stay poised in this moment.

"I have utmost respect for what they have achieved on the court, but also the champions, role models, they are off the court".

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