Federer, Nadal, Djokovic: Who will win the most Grand Slams?

Roger Federer reveals one reason that causes injuries among players

Roger Federer reveals one reason that causes injuries among players

Playing on the same court where Sampras claimed his 14th and final Grand Slam crown, Djokovic has endured more disappointment than joy on Arthur Ashe, winning three titles from eight finals.

Amidst the searing heat and disturbing humidity of NY for the past two weeks, Djokovic battled through and rose above it all to shine under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights for the third time.

Djokovic is now just three slams behind Rafael Nadal's record of 17 Grand Slams and six short of the all-time record of 20 held by Roger Federer.

A gloomy season that started with elbow surgery following the Australian Open is turning into a brilliant finish for the 31-year-old Serb who has now won three of his last four events including back-to-back majors at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows.

"I can't believe that I will have the chance to play another Grand Slam final here, which is my favourite tournament", del Potro said after reaching the final when defending champion Rafael Nadal quit their semi-final when trailing by two sets because of a knee injury.

"I guess he knew it was going to probably not be enough against some players, but he was happy enough playing this way, which I admire a lot".

To his credit, Del Potro rallied again to recover a break in the third set, but Djokovic was simply too good and sealed the match with a smash before collapsing in delight.

He closed his win with a yelp, barely audible over del Potro's ebullient fans.

Novak Djokovic kept getting the ball back, so del Potro would take a bigger whack, trying to find some spot in the corner of the court that would be uncovered.

The game went to deuce eight times, del Potro had a break chance three times, he nearly made it as Djokovic committed his first double fault of the match.

With the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof closed as heavy rain swept NY, conditions were slow and sluggish.

Djokovic had never gone through an extended absence until 2017, when he sat out the second half of the season because of elbow pain that had plagued him for more than a year.

The 20-year-old Naomi Osaka has been a rising talent for several years, with her forehand known as a major weapon, but, under the guidance of Serena Williams' former hitting partner Sascha Bajin, Osaka has become a much more rounded player and someone able to handle the big occasion with ice-cool calm. But when Djokovic faced three break points in the following game, an epic that required 22 points to settle, he saved them all. Nadal is the first man to retire from a semifinal or final at the US Open since the professional era began in 1968.

There was a moment in the match when Del Potro's singing friends managed to distract Djokovic and make him lose his focus but he fought on like a champion and emerged the victor under the closed roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium. I don't see it's necessary really to debate that.

It's a heightened environment: men's final, two very popular players, Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro. But Novak deserved to take the trophy.

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