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Novak Djokovic: The great comeback continues - US Open

Novak Djokovic: The great comeback continues - US Open

Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy after defeating Juan Martin del Potro in the U.S. Open final for his second Grand Slam title this year.

"I was playing nearly at my limit all the time, looking for winners with my forehands, backhands, and I couldn't make them because Novak was there every time", Del Potro said.

Not only had she entered the history books as the first Japanese Grand Slam victor, but she achieved the feat with victory over Williams - her childhood idol - in extraordinary circumstances. He was someone I was looking up to. The first actual thing I saw related to tennis on the TV was his first or second Wimbledon championship. He has now won Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year on three occasions (2011, 2015 and 2018).

"I will try to keeping (troubling) these guys, playing in the next tournaments, and we'll see". "To actually be here, it's a dream come true". The most common utterance from chair umpire Alison Hughes aside from the score was undoubtedly, "Quiet please, players are ready", as she tried to stifle the rowdy spectators so del Potro and Djokovic could serve. With the roof closed, the chants of "Ole Delpo" made for an electric atmosphere.

The American has since received backing from the WTA and now Djokovic, who beat Del Potro 6-3 7-6 6-3, has weighed in with his thoughts on the controversial argument.

The crowd was roaring for sentimental favourite Del Potro - shut out of Grand Slam finals since his 2009 US Open triumph.

"There was always part of me that imagined and believed and hoped that I can get back (to) the desired level of tennis very soon", said Djokovic, whose operation was in February. Very, very loud down there.

"My life has had a 180 degree turn in six months, it has taken me a lot of time to recover my level but I have learnt a lot in this time. So I'm glad for him". "The full stadium got involved, got engaged, especially in those stages of the match". The 31-year-old himself was lacking confidence after a string of poor results in the early-season hard-court swing.

There may have been no game more important to Djokovic's win or simply entertaining than the eighth game of the second set.

The win at Flushing Meadows enabled Djokovic to complete a Wimbledon-US Open double after lifting his fourth Wimbledon title earlier this year at the All England Club in London.

Djokovic then won the tie-break from 1-3 down to clinch a 95-minute set and, although Del Potro also threatened a comeback in the third, there was no doubt who was the stronger player.

"When I had my surgery I could truly understand what Juan Martin was going through when he had surgeries that kept him away form the tour for two or three years", added Djokovic. But I think winning a slam, any slam, gives you huge confidence that you carry with you for certain period of time. He has moved himself into position to end his career as the most successful Grand Slam title victor.