NEW YORK – Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martin del Potro to clinch his third US Open title on Sunday.
The 31-year-old beat Argentinian world number three Del Potro with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 taking him level with Pete Sampras´s mark of 14 Grand Slams.
It was Djokovic´s 15th win over the Argentine and his fifth in five at the Slams.
The Serbian tennis star, the champion in 2011 and 2015, was playing his eighth final in New York.
🏆🏆🏆@djokernole defeats Del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to win his 3rd title in Flushing Meadows!
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 9, 2018
Djokovic is now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the record 20 held by Roger Federer.
He missed last year´s tournament with an elbow injury which sent his career into a mini-crisis.
For Del Potro, it was a heartbreaking experience coming in just his second Slam final, nine years after he was crowned US Open champion.