By Chux Odoh
Serbia’s Novak Djokovic cruised over Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets to claim the US Open men’s singles final match early on Monday, September 10.
The phenomenal tennis player ran down his rival 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in a contest which lasted more than three hours.
Djokovic has dominated the Flushing Meadows in recent years and this win marks his third U.S Open title and 14th major overall.
An elated Djokovic, while speaking at the post-match presentation was full appreciation to all who were there for him during his battle with injuries saying; “To the support of loved ones. My kids, my wife, my team of people through the difficult times. With my injuries, I felt what Del Potro went through during his difficult times. I tried to take the best out of myself in those moments and thrive of my loved ones to get back into this position”.
He was also full of praises for his opponent saying; “I was hoping Sampras would be here tonight but he’s not so I love you and he is my idol. I just want to congratulate Juan Martin with his injuries and coming back and I know he will be here again with the champion’s trophy,”.
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