Del Potro confident of Djokovic breaking Federer's 20 Grand Slam record

Del Potro confident of Djokovic breaking Federer's 20 Grand Slam record

Del Potro confident of Djokovic breaking Federer's 20 Grand Slam record

All this after he was slumping a few months ago, a trough that truly began at the end of 2016 when a loss of motivation, private issues and an elbow injury that eventually necessitated surgery quashed his momentum. He won Wimbledon and a Masters event in Cincinnati. I'm really sad to lose the final in this tournament because I had too much passion playing the final, trying to win the title again. One game alone in the second set lasted 20 minutes.

After taking just two points off Del Potro's first three service games, Djokovic, in his eighth final in NY and 23rd at the majors, pounced to break for 5-3. But then he was broken in his next game.

Del Potro had a 3-1 lead in the tiebreaker before Djokovic recovered to take it.

Novak Djokovic was thrilled to match Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open, but he said it's Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have made him the player he is. He also added five U.S. and two Australian Open titles, plus a solitary French Open crown in 1996.

Thiago Seyboth Wild of Brazil beat Lorenzo Musetti 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 to win the U.S. Open junior boys championship.

There appears to be one winning formula for Novak Djokovic when it comes to taking home the US Open title.

In total Federer has won 98 career titles, dwarfing Djokovic's tally of 71.

Asked by WTA Insider what she was most looking forward to after her life-changing victory, she joked: "I really want to eat green tea ice cream right now, so hopefully my life can change to eat green tea ice cream".

She posed with her trophy at Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center.


The 16-year age gap between Williams and Osaka was the second biggest in the Open Era for a women's final, next only to Monica Seles (17) vs. Martina Navratilova (34) at the 1991 U.S. Open.

The wealthiest of tennis' four grand slam events, the NY tournament has a rich history and boasted a record purse.

Osaka, only the second Asian woman to win a major singles title after China's Li Na at the 2011 French Open, may soon start to out earn Williams when it comes to endorsements, according to Forbes. The team had previously won the Miami Open in March.

The noise levels inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium was deafening as Djokovic and Del Potro got the crowd roaring with their display on-court.

"I believe he'll be here again with the champion's trophy".

The whole clash between Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos showed that there are inconsistencies with officiating and questions about the place of coaching.

Del Potro, the 29-year-old Argentinian who won the 2009 Open, is back at his best after a series of wrist surgeries, ranked a career high No. 3.

Del Potro was unable to stop the rejuvenated Djokovic, but there was plenty of love in the air afterwards at Flushing Meadows - where both players praised each other. "And so, so happy to be playing the final against this magnificent idol".

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.

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