Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win title

Rafael Nadal of Spain retires with a injury against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina during their Men's Singles Semi Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York

I played finals of Queen's, won Wimbledon, won Cincinnati, and won US Open.

Novak Djokovic won the US Open title in straight sets over Juan Martin del Potro, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

"He's my idol. Pete, I love you", Djokovic said".

The Serb now only trails his two greatest rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have 20 and 17 respectively.

Novak Djokovic wrapped up his great summer with an impressive performance in the US Open men's final against Juan Martin del Potro.

Never was that more apparent than the game that stood out on this evening, with Djokovic serving while down 4-3 in the second set.

He had three more chances in the eighth, all saved by Djokovic in a marathon 20-minute game which left even Hollywood superstar Meryl Streep clasping her head in astonishment.

Djokovic sprinted into a 3-1 lead in the third set before a battling Del Potro clung on, hitting back for 3-3. Later on, when an upset del Potro sat on his bench awaiting the award ceremony, Djokovic went over to hug him and have a word.

"There was always part of me that imagined and believed and hoped that I can get back (to) the desired level of tennis very soon", said Djokovic, whose operation was in February. The runner-up, Serena Williams, is back in the top 20 at No. 16, after being No. 26 before the U.S. Open - and outside the top 400 as recently as May, following the former No. 1's time away because she had a baby. "I watched him win one of his first Wimbledon championships, and I grew up playing and thinking that one day I'll be able to do what he does", Djokovic said.

The crux of the match came midway through the second set.

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The win also marked Djokovic's 14th grand slam title, lifting him into a tie with Pete Sampras in third place on the all-time list.

Djokovic's most hard opponent this tournament has been the heat and humidity, so Sunday's cool and wet conditions, resulting in the roof being shut on Arthur Ashe Stadium, were perfectly to his liking.

Alfie Hewett completed the wheelchair double after success in the doubles with Gordon Reid on Saturday, defeating Japan's Shingo Kunieda 6-3 7-5 to win his second slam singles title. I had my opportunities during second and third set.

'I don't know the answer.

"I had to kind of disconnect a little bit", said Djokovic.

This time previous year Djokovic was injured and uncertain about his future direction.

It was a brief request, though, unlike her many other pleas for quiet, mainly as fans were shouting and chanting and clapping in support of del Potro.

He said: "I think I did a good tournament, but this is a tough loss for me".

Last year is the only time in the last eight years he failed to pick-up at least one major trophy in a season.

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