Djokovic declared Ramos "shouldn't have pushed Serena to the limit" when asked about Williams in his press conference. His total of 14 major titles ties Pete Sampras for third most behind Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (17). I know he's going to be here again with the champions trophy.
With the victory, Djokovic, 31, re-asserts himself in the greatest of all time debate. If it was not time spent out of the sport rehabilitating his problematic wrists, it was the constant breaks in momentum these sideline stints created upon each comeback to the ATP World Tour.
The Serbian has won three U.S. Open titles, and the latest follows up his Wimbledon victory in July.
"I was hoping he [Pete Sampras] would be here tonight but he's not".
Before the final, Del Potro had seen 41% of his serves unreturned in the tournament.
"It is not easy to speak right now", Del Potro said on court.
"They made a big effort to play these kind of tournaments and they deserve to be treated the same as we are". Ahead of the final, Del Potro had fired 68 aces during the tournament, winning 82 percent of his first serve points.
They led the cries of "Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, Delpo, Delpo", most notably in the gripping and decisive second set.
I want to say Pete I love you.
"I owe it to them". "It will be in my heart for the rest of my life", Del Potro said.
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Djokovic enjoyed the atmosphere and didn't mind the chants of "Ole", either. Why?
"This might sound amusing, but my nickname is Nole". "When they shout Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, that's what I hear".
It was Djokovic's 15th win over the Del Potro and fifth in five at the Slams.
However, the night didn't end up being about the 20-year-old champion. "(His) decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules and were re-affirmed by the US Open's decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offences".
The game went so long that when it ended, with Djokovic holding to 4-all, spectators began leaving their seats, perhaps thinking it was time for a changeover, even though it wasn't.
Djokovic was far superior to del Potro in the opening set, then dropped three consecutive games in the second to trail 4-3.
Admitting it would have been hard to believe back in February that he would go on to collect such prestigious titles this year, he also felt the barren spell had actually helped get him back on track. To her vast credit, Osaka wasn't awed by the stage.
Djokovic occasionally seemed annoyed by the support with the noise as British umpire Alison Hughes had to constantly plead with the crowd to remain quiet during points. He was 13-for-16 on net points (81 percent).
The forehand came unstuck in the tiebreak.
Djokovic's strength lay in his returns. Djokovic puffed out his cheeks, knowing the job was virtually done. Djokovic, up a set, was serving at 3-4 when the two proceeded to play 23 points.