Sunday, September 09, 2018

Djokovic Dominates del Potro to Tie Sampras With 14 Majors

The men's U.S. Open ended somewhat predictably Sunday given how Novak Djokovic has been playing, with the Serb defeating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 for his third crown in Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam title overall.

Although I'm a Djokovic fan, I hoped the Argentine would come out on top this time around. (Does the world of tennis really need Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Djokovic to win another major?) Not only would it have made the game more interesting, it would have capped a remarkable story of perseverance given del Potro’s many years of injuries since winning his only Grand Slam title at the 2009 U.S. Open. 

Still, it was nice to see two great competitors go at it -- that eighth game in the second set was one for the ages and definitely felt like del Potro would have been back in the thick of things had he broken -- with no one repeatedly demanding an apology from the umpire. And there's definitely no shame in reaching your second Slam final, which will hopefully translate into more to come. But kudos to Djokovic for turning his game around this summer and winning his second major in a row. 

Now tell us more about the guy in the Let's Croc the Court T-shirt ...

and Juan Martin's hot beardy friend from Tandil!

P.S. Does anyone else find it depressing that Novak speaks English better than 80% of Americans?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I've always been a Djokovich fan, and I think that he is at his prime. He plays a game that makes the whole thing interesting. He's an intelligent guy (yes, more intelligent than 80% of Americans, so naturally he has the ability to speak better). Nadal is dull on the court and even in general mentality. Federer never got me excited....these guys are too mechanical and lack personality. I've never rooted for them in any game, ever.

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