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Novak Djokovic Bags Third US Open Title By Defeating Juan Martin Del Potro

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| September 10 , 2018 , 17:03 IST

Serbia's Novak Djokovic has defeated the third seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets to bagged his third US Open men's singles title on Monday.

Djokovic, the sixth seed, tamed the Argentine big artillery 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 which lasted for more than three hours

With the win now, Djokovic has extended his head-to-head record against Del Potro to count it 15-4 as the Argentine was unable to upstage the Serb.

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This is Djokovic's second straight Grand Slam singles title this season following Wimbledon 2018 and a 14th overall to tie American Pete Sampras for third all-time. 

Speaking to media, Novak Djokovic after the match said, "To the support of loved ones. My kids, my wife, my team of people through the difficult times. With my injuries, I felt what Del Potro went through during his difficult times. I tried to take the best out of myself in those moments and thrive of my loved ones to get back into this position".

Further, the Serbian Player said, "I was hoping Sampras would be here tonight but he’s not so I love you and he is my idol. I just want to congratulate Juan Martin with his injuries and coming back and I know he will be here again with the champion’s trophy".