New York, Novak Djokovic produced an

impeccable performance to beat Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open

final and win his 14th Grand Slam title.

The 31-year-old Serb won 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 to earn his third

triumph in New York and equal American great Pete Sampras’ haul of

major trophies.

Djokovic, who won Wimbledon in July, will climb to third in the

world after back-to-back Grand Slam victories.

Only great rivals Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (17) have

won more.

Argentine third seed Del Potro, 29, was playing his first Grand

Slam final since winning the 2009 US Open, having almost quit the

game in 2015 because of multiple wrist injuries.

A fairytale finish at Flushing Meadows was not to be, however,

as former world number one Djokovic’s quality shone through.

Djokovic, who was seeded sixth, is one of only eight men to win

the Wimbledon-US Open double and has now accomplished that feat

for a third time, the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency