Novak Djokovic secured his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras' sign of 14 Grand Slams.
Djokovic, playing in his eighth last in New York and as of now the boss in 2011 and 2015, is presently only three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six behind from the unequaled record 20 held by Roger Federer.
It was likewise the third time the 31-year-old Serb — who missed a year ago's competition with elbow damage which sent his vocation into a smaller than normal emergency — finished the Wimbledon-US Open twofold.
Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy in the wake of winning the 2018 US Open title.
I need to state Pete, I cherish you, you're my deity, said Djokovic of Sampras.
To the help of the friends and family, my children, my better half, my little group of individuals that has been there with me through troublesome occasions also, included the Serb who experienced elbow medical procedure after the Australian Open in January.
For World No 3 Del Potro, it was an appalling knowledge coming in simply his second Slam last, nine years after he was delegated US Open victor before a long fight with wrist wounds pushed him into sorrow and to the edge of retirement.
When I had my medical procedure I could really comprehend what Juan Martin was experiencing when he had medical procedures that warded off him from the visit for a few years, included Djokovic.
It was Djokovic's fifteenth prevail upon the Del Potro and fifth in five at the Slams.
It arrived in a last which was systematic as opposed to exciting, an alleviation for a competition as yet reeling from the disputable ladies' last on Saturday.
The outcome likewise implies that 50 of the last 55 majors have been won by the Big Four of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray.