Del Potro backs Djokovic to surpass Federer

Juan Martin Del Potro in action against Rafael Nadal during the 2018 US Open

Del Potro was looking at having to become the first man since Pancho Gonzales in 1949 to win the USA title from two sets down. He was barking at himself, at his entourage, at a crowd vocally supporting his opponent, Juan Martin del Potro.

The sixth seed survived three break points in the following game, an epic that lasted more than 20 minutes, in a pivotal moment.

Djokovic was better than del Potro on their many lengthy exchanges, using his trademark body-twisting, limb-splaying court coverage to get to almost every ball, sneakers squeaking around the blue court in Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the roof was closed because of rain.

In the immediate aftermath of Djokovic's victory, he embraced del Potro at the net in a heartwarming show of class and respect between the friends and foes. "I really wish him all the best and I know he's going to stand here again with the champions trophy".

The US Open Men's singles final match between del Potro and Djokovic is on September 10 and will be played at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Britain's Alison Hughes, the second woman to umpire a U.S. Open men's singles final, kept a low profile as the two former champions went to work.

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.

"I was so happy to be playing the final against this magnificent idol", said Del Potro of his close friend Djokovic.

After taking just two points off Del Potro's first three service games, Djokovic, in his 23rd final at the majors, pounced to break for 5-3.

"I think most of all, the respect they had for other player, they never went over the line and that's something truly fantastic tonight", Djokovic said at the presentation ceremony.

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After months of struggle and doubt, Novak Djokovic's remarkable comeback has reached its peak. At one moment, he pressed his right index finger to his lips, as if to say, "Shhhhhhh!"

The tiebreaker was resolved thanks to more del Potro miscues on his forehand side, as he looked more and more tired. He made one last stand by breaking and holding for 3-all. But that was that.

For Djokovic, it was an illustration of him growing into the championships as he took his run of consecutive sets won to 14, stretching back to the second round against Tennys Sandgren. It's fantastic. I don't feel sad that I couldn't win Grand Slams because of them.

"To support of my loved ones, my kids, my wife, my team of people that has been there with me through hard times as well. They deserve to win".

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