September 10, 2018 11:01 IST

Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win third US Open title

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with championship trophy after winning Novak Djokovic of Serbia has defeated the third seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets to claim his third US Open men's singles title. Djokovic, the sixth seed, tamed the Argentine big artillery 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in three hours and 15 minutes, on Sunday. 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. Credit: (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his Men's Singles final Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his Men's Singles final match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018. Credit: (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia is congratulated on his win by Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina Novak Djokovic of Serbia is congratulated on his win by Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina after their Men's Singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Credit: (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)
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Novak Djokovic poses with Juan Martin del Potro Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina after winning his men's Singles finals match on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Credit: (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his Men's Singles final match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018. Credit: (Photo by Jaime Lawson/Getty Images for USTA)