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Djokovic wins US Open for 14th major, tying 'idol' Sampras

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-09-10 08:01
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the men's final on day fourteen of the 2018 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.[Photo/Agencies]

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic from Serbia beat the third seed Juan Martin del Potro from Argentina in straight sets to claim his third U.S. Open men's singles title here on Sunday night.

Djokovic, the sixth seed, tamed the Argentine big artillery 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in three hours and 15 minutes.

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.

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