Djokovic finds secret to Grand Slam success in French Alps

Djokovic, Del Potro set for clash of styles in US Open final

But his 10 career wins over number one-ranked players are the most by any player never to hold the number one ranking - and further proof, Djokovic said, that del Potro is among the elite.

The second set went into a tie-breaker but Djokovic maintained composure to close it out and make sure he lifted a US Open trophy in his eighth final in NY.

With Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer expected to clean up the slam titles, it is testament to Djokovic that he left NY with two - Wimbledon and the US Open - in his hands.

A season that started gloomily with elbow surgery after the Australian Open is turning into a brilliant finish for the 31-year-old Serb who has now won three of his last four events including back-to-back majors at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows.

In the years between toppling Roger Federer in the 2009 final and Sunday's match, del Potro almost quit tennis after undergoing four wrist surgeries, three of them on his left wrist, that left him in a deep depression and had him seriously weighing retirement. "That's what I got from them".

Prior to his Wimbledon crown, Djokovic had gone two years without a grand slam title, struggling with motivation, confidence and an elbow problem that ruled him out of this tournament 12 months ago.

It is his 14th Grand Slam title, which ties him with Pete Sampras for third on the all-time major singles titles list behind Federer's 20 and Nadal's 17.

'I think we have pushed each other to the limit every time we get to play each other. He knows he is one of my friends on Tour and knows he is one player I want to see win titles.

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To his credit, Del Potro rallied again to recover a break in the third set, but Djokovic was simply too good and sealed the match with a smash before collapsing in delight.

Djokovic said it was the kind of heavyweight clash he's learned to embrace.

"I'd just like to congratulate Juan Martin. for still having faith, for still having belief in himself", said Djokovic, who gave his pal a hug at the net, and then went over to console del Potro as he wiped away tears at his sideline seat.

Del Potro's sole Grand Slam title came at the U.S. Open in 2009 and he said it had been an emotional journey back to the Flushing Meadows final.

"He is more hard to move, skidding and changing direction because of the height, so I tried to get rid of him as much as possible".

Novak Djokovic kept getting the ball back, so del Potro would take a bigger whack, trying to find some spot in the corner of the court that would be uncovered.

"I really wish him all the best".

Amidst the searing heat and disturbing humidity of NY for the past two weeks, Djokovic battled through and rose above it all to shine under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights for the third time.

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