Djokovic ready to chase Federer, Nadal

Djokovic ready to chase Federer, Nadal

6-3 victory over the 2009 victor under the roof at Arthur Ashe stadium - rain in NY meant cover was needed - gave the Serb a third crown at the US Open and 14th grand slam title overall.

The 31-year-old produced a ruthless display as he recorded a 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 victory at Flushing Meadows in NY.

Djokovic also leads Del Potro 14-4 in their head-to-head encounters.

He was soon 3-1 up in the second set before Potro carved out his first break point of the match to level at 3-3.

The 29-year old then missed a golden opportunity in game eight, failing to take one of three break chances during a 20-minute game that saw Djokovic jeered by spectators as he approached the umpire mid-game to complain about the balls, the packed crowd sensing he was just playing for time.

Djokovic particularly struggles in the hot and humid conditions that hit NY over much of the fortnight and looked out of sorts against Marton Fucsovics in the first round - splitting the first two sets, he trailed 4-2 in the third - Joao Sousa in the fourth and giant killer John Millman in the quarterfinals.

Djokovic is now level on 14 titles with Pete Sampras and, in men's terms, behind only Rafael Nadal on 17 and Roger Federer's 20.

Coming after his triumphant return at Wimbledon in July, the latest success is evidence enough that technically, tactically and physically Djokovic is back to his best.

"I was so happy to be playing the final against this magnificent idol", added Del Potro of his close friend Djokovic.

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This year he defeated Federer in the Indian Wells Masters final while in 2016 he was a key figure as Argentina won a first Davis Cup.

That is despite winning fewer Grand Slams - the most lucrative tournaments in tennis - and fewer ATP Tour titles than Swiss great Roger Federer. Plus, the Serbian has now won 34 of his last 38 matches dating back to May.

When Novak Djokovic won the US Open for a third time on Sunday, he regained his place as his sport's biggest ever on-court earner, BBC Sport reports. "I really do", said Djokovic, who gave his pal a hug at the net, and then went over to console del Potro as he wiped away tears at his sideline seat.

"I was very disappointed with my performance that day". He lost a set in two of his first three matches.

"Years ago, I would say that Rafa and Roger went too far from him, you know? I was looking for winners with my forehand, backhand, but I couldn't make it, because Novak was there every time".

"But I have my personal opinion that maybe the chair umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limit, especially in a grand slam final".

Now he is back up to three and within striking distance of Nadal in the race to finish the season ranked world number one.

But he had a 4-14 losing record against Djokovic, including four at the Slams - two of them at the US Open in 2007 and 2012.

In the category that it doesn't matter how old one is, but rather how young they feel and can perform, the 31-year-old Djokovic is the ninth consecutive player over-30 to win the men's title at a Slam.

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