Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro, US Open 2018 final

Juan Martin Del Potro in action against Rafael Nadal during the 2018 US Open

US Open: Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro set for clash in Flushing Meadows showdown

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro in discussion during the US Open final. Against Djokovic, del Potro is 4-14 in his career, including 0-3 in majors.

Brace yourself for a stunning men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro.

Breaking del Potro's fearsome serve four times, Djokovic won thanks to his always strong return game and an unexpectedly aggressive game at the net. But when Djokovic faced three break points in the following game, an epic that required 22 points to settle, he saved them all. The Serbian eventually came out on top in a game that took 21 minutes to play and made it 4-4 in the second set, but not before we were blessed with this incredible reaction from Meryl Streep.

The third and final set almost followed the same script, as Djokovic again broke del Potro to take a 3-1 lead only for the Argentinian to break back and level the set at 3-3. This put del Potro in a Grand Slam final for the first time since winning at the Flushing Meadows back in 2009. The Serbian tennis ace, now ranked 6th in the world, cruised through early rounds of the tournament and will enter the final with a 13-set winning streak, while on the other hand, Potro booked his berth after Rafael Nadal bowed out in the semis owning to his right knee injury. The final score was 7-6, 6-2.

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Despite the typically enthusiastic backing of his fellow Argentinians, Del Potro was denied a second U.S. Open title nine years after his dramatic 2009 triumph.

Djokovic's third U.S. Open title also moves him into a tie for fifth all-time in men's singles titles at New York City during the Open Era, joining Nadal, Oliver Campbell, Ivan Lendl and Fred Perry.

The 31-year-old Serb is now even with Pete Sampras for the third-most major trophies for a man in tennis history, trailing only Roger Federer's 20 and Rafael Nadal's 17.

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