Djokovic tops del Potro to win U.S. Open, 14th Slam title

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Finally on the match with Del Potro he added: "It was like a game of football between Argentina and Serbia when his fans were singing Ole-Ole I imagined that they were saying Nole-Nole".

An eight-time finalist in NY who had only previously lifted the trophy in 2011 and 2015, the Serbian was made to work hard on Sunday as Del Potro came from a break down in the second and third sets.

Djokovic is now just three slams behind Rafael Nadal's record of 17 Grand Slams and six short of the all-time record of 20 held by Roger Federer. On The Tennis Podcast, David Law (BBC 5 Live) and Catherine Whitaker (Amazon Prime Video) discuss his brilliant performance and wonder how many more Grand Slams he can win.

Djokovic's coach, Marian Vajda, called that moment the match's "turning point, obviously". But supported by a dozen or so friends from back home, whose "Ole!" choruses rang around the arena, he climbed up the rankings to a career-high No. 3 by thundering his 100 miles per hour (160 kph) forehands and 135 miles per hour (215 kph) serves.

"When I had the surgery of my elbow earlier this year I could truly understand what Juan Martin was going through", Djokovic said at the trophy ceremony, referring to the Argentine's long battles with injury.

Del Potro, 29, won the only Grand Slam title of his career by upsetting Federer in NY in 2009, but couldn't swing the upset Sunday.

He needed four sets to get past 41st-ranked Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in the first round and another to get past 61st-ranked American Tennys Sandgren in the second. It will be Djokovic's second back-to-back final after winning the Wimbledon in July after returning from injury. "I just want to create from this moment onwards the most I can create for myself, to get the best out of myself in every possible moment". Tough thing for a chair umpire to deal with, as well.

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But in that critical eight deuce game, the three break chances evaporated and Djokovic leveled for 4-4.

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

While Streep was beside herself, Jerry Seinfeld had more of a skeptical look. He made one last stand by breaking and holding for 3-all.

Djokovic had words of thanks for his family and coaching team for their help after he had an elbow operation last February.

Djokovic expressed his love for Sampras and said he was hoping to see him at Flushing Meadows on Sunday. "Hard times but you learn from adversity", Djokovic said. I'm very sad for being a loser today.

And the way the 31-year-old is playing - having won back-to-back majors for the first time since his halcyon days of early 2016 - Djokovic is likely to start next year as the player to beat.

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