WHAT HAPPENED: A dialed-in Novak Djokovic won his 14th Grand Slam title, and third US Open crown, with a 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 feat over Juan Martin del Potro. Throughout a match, Djokovic patiently prodded del Potro with figure and slice, regularly branch invulnerability into conflict with harsh abyss and pointing to keep the Argentine on his behind feet for most of a three-hour, 15-minute match.
With a throng resolutely behind him underneath a roof in Arthur Ashe Stadium, del Potro battled to a sour end, levelling sets dual and 3 after dropping an early mangle in both. Ultimately, a Serb was too solid.
The initial “Ole Delpo” strain rang out during 1-1, 30-30, started by a “Tandil 12,” and shortly rained down from each dilemma of a stands. But Djokovic was gentle personification a foil, and he answered with a span of forehand winners as he went by deuce to hold.
“This competence sound funny, though my nickname is Nole. When they shout, ‘Ole, ole, ole, ole,’ that’s what we hear,” he pronounced during his post-match press conference. “I indeed make myself hear that, to be honest, no word of a lie. we unequivocally do… When a roof is closed, trust me, it’s very, really shrill down there. It takes a lot of bid to indeed stay staid in a moment. I’m blissful we managed to do that.”