CAIRO, SEPTEMBER 10(SEE): Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro (6-3, 7-6, 6-3) to win the U.S. Open title. It’s Djokovic’s 14th career Grand Slam singles title and his second consecutive major win, as he triumphed at Wimbledon just two months ago.
Djokovic missed this tournament last year as he struggled with an elbow injury that ultimately required surgery. After an overhead smash on match point, Djokovic dropped to his back in elation before embracing del Potro at midcourt
It is Djokovic’s third U.S. Open title and first since 2015.
With the victory, Djokovic, 31, re-asserts himself as one of the greatest Tennis players of all time. He now trails Roger Federer’s record of 20 by six and is just three behind Rafael Nadal for second all-time.
Back at his relentless best, and displaying his signature combination of ruthless defense and surgical precision, Djokovic will have a great chance to win No. 15 at January’s Australian Open, a tournament he has won six times.