Djokovic Takes US Title

Djokovic Takes US Title

Djokovic Takes US Title

But off the back of a 24-shot rally, Djokovic broke again for 5-3 and he was within tantalising touching distance of his 14th Grand Slam title, just three months after he had left Roland Garros in despair after a shattering quarter-final exit. If he beats del Potro, Djokovic will equal Pete Sampras for third place among men for major singles titles, trailing only Roger Federer's 20 and Rafael Nadal's 17. I mean, it's fantastic: "14!"

Something in the Alpine air clearly agreed with him, though, and he went on to triumph at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open tune-up in Cincinnati and then in NY to grab his 14th career Grand Slam title, putting him third on the all-time list.

"I was hoping he [Pete Sampras] would be here tonight but he's not".

"Amazing" is a flawless word for this trio, which is

The statement might not have been necessary were it not for the accusations of sexism levelled at Ramos by two of tennis' major stakeholders.

Matching him was meaningful to Djokovic, whose earliest memories of tennis involve watching Sampras on TV at Wimbledon.

Djokovic has been successful in five of the last six Grand Slam finals he's played dating back to Wimbledon in 2015. It's truly incredible when you think about it. He can also take aim at trying to finish the season at No. 1, something he did in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. "To actually be here, it's a dream come true".

Just how dominant have the Big 3 been?

Former French Open and Australian Open champion Li Na has been credited with sparking a tennis revolution in China, and Wang said: "I watch some matches about Li Na".

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

Juan Martin del Potro was gracious in defeat and said Djokovic can end his career as the most successful Grand Slam title victor, surpassing Roger Federer's current mark of 20. I had my opportunities during the second and third set but I was playing nearly at the limit all the time ... and I couldn't make it because Novak was there every time. He was someone I was always looking up to. "I am just one of the guys that have been lucky to be in the same era as them, and it's great.". I will keep playing tennis for a few more years. I've been during all my career learning with Novak, Roger, Rafa, seeing them winning these events very often. Despite playing in eight US Open finals, he's never succeeded without scoring at Wimbledon, too. What about Nadal, 32, who retired from his semifinal at Flushing Meadows because of pain in his right knee, a problem off-and-on for years?

After his latest performance, it's a safe bet Sampras is admiring Djokovic as well - along with many others. The US Open winners have been crowned.

Let the chase begin.

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