Serbia's Novak Djokovic won his third US Open title on Sunday evening at Flushing Meadows in New York. The former world number one now has joint third-most number of Grand Slams to his name. He equals Pete Sampras’ 14 Majors and is behind only to Rafael Nadal's 17 and Roger Federer's 20 Slam wins. With this victory, the trio of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer have won 48 of the last 55 Majors.
The final at the Arthur Ashe Stadium was between two most contrasting players on the tour. One of the biggest forehand players, Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro was playing the best returner of the game, Novak Djokovic.
Del Potro who was playing only his 2nd Grand Slam final fell short to the experience of the Serbian and lost in three straight sets, 3-6 6-7 3-6.
Here are some of the key highlights from the last Grand Slam of 2018 in Men's Singles and Doubles:
Disappointment from the NextGen Players
The nextgen players including Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev, and Denis Shapovalov couldn't make the most of the hype and once again failed to deliver at the biggest stage with none of them making it even to the last 16.
19 year old sensation - Alex de Minaur
The Australian teenager came very close to making an upset in a 5-set marathon match against 6th seeded Croatian, Marin Cilic. The match got over at 2.22 AM local time and lasted for nearly 4 hours, as Cilic fought back from 0-2 sets to win 4-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 7-5.
Federer lost track in the 4th Round
20-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer was at his best till he met the Australian, John Millman. The Swiss Maestro was off-colour and went to make as many as 77 unforced errors and lost the match 3-6 7-5 7-6 7-6.
Impressive duo of Malek Jaziri and Radu Albot
Both Jaziri and Albot were ranked no.131 and no.335 in Men's Doubles before the US Open. Their semi-final finish in Men's Doubles was something not many saw coming but they were brilliant in their journey.
Rafael Nadal first-set bagel against Dominic Thiem
In the 4 hrs 49 mins long quarter-final, the King of Clay started from being on the receiving end as the score read 0-6 after first set. The Spaniard recovered well and won the match in an epic five-set thriller to showcase why he’s one of the best fighters in the tennis history.