uo18djokovic_delpotro

uo18djokovic_delpotro

Points won by each set: [ 28-23, 52-47, 31-26 ]
Points won directly behind the serve:
14 % Djokovic – 17 of 118
20 % Del Potro – 18 of 89

[6] Djokovic’s amazing performance, he tactically played perfect match being 100% focused throughout. He broke Del Potro [3] at 4:3 in the 1st set despite 0/40. In the marathon 2nd set the Argentine trailed *1:3 to have three break points at 4:3 (eight deuces). He also led 3:1 in the tie-break, but forehand errors cost him losing the crucial set. In the 3rd set he came back again (from 1:3 to 3-all), but the Serbian took the final three games converting his first match point with an overhead. There was a 7-minute break between sets two and three.

Djokovic’s route to his 71st title:
1 Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
2 Tennys Sandgren 6-1, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2
3 Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-3, 6-3
4 Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
Q John Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
S Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
W Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3

# Comparison of their two almost identical US Open meetings:
2012 (QF): Djokovic d. Del Potro 6-2, 7-6, 6-4… 3 hours 6 minutes… Total points: 113-94
2018 (F): Djokovic d. Del Potro 6-3, 7-6, 6-3… 3 hours 15 minutes…. Total points: 111-96

The best ten active players in terms of major QFs (or better):
53 – Federer (20 won, 10 runner-up, 13 semifinals, 10 quarterfinals)
42 – Djokovic (14, 9, 10, 9)
36 – Nadal (17, 7, 5, 7)
30 – Murray (3, 8, 10, 9)
17 – Berdych (x, 1, 6, 10)
17 – Ferrer (x, 1, 5, 11)
15 – Wawrinka (3, 1, 5, 6)
15 – Tsonga (x, 1, 5, 9)
13 – Cilic (1, 2, 2, 8)
13 – DelPotro (1, 1, 4, 7)

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