Live Tennis Match Updates Between Juan Martin Del Porto vs Novak Djokovic, US Open Final 2018 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium
02:39 IST: Forehand long from Djokovic, he takes a 30-love lead against the serving Del Potro. Djokovic nets a backhand to allow Del Potro return in the game 15-30. Del Potro then earns a serve point to make it 30-30 and soon takes a 40-30 lead. Deuce!
02:34 IST: Set Point! Novak Djokovic takes the first set which started on closely fought note 6-3. Del Potro made too many unforced errors. He nets a forehand to give Djokovic the lead in 42 minutes!
02:30 IST: Patience from Novak Djokovic in the long rally! Del Potro hits the net and allows Novak take a 5-3 lead in the first set.
02:29 IST: Del Potro leads 40-love. Pressure returns on Del Potro, who is serving and making unforced errors to make it 40-all.
02:23 IST: Strong hold from Novak Djokovic, he takes 4-3 lead in the first game which was completely dominated by the Serbian. He used his return serves to power!
02:20 IST: Novak Djokovic’s return serve hits the net. Del Potro takes the game, it’s 3-3 in the first set. Consecutive unforced errors from Djokovic costed him the game.
02:15 IST: Unforced error from Del Potro as he hits the net. Djokovic then smashes a return pass to take the game. Djokovic leads 3-2 in the first set. 24 minutes played!
02:13 IST: Long rally on display now, Novak Djokovic hits the net to make it 15-all. Del Potro plays the return shot wide, way out of the line, helps Djokovic extend the lead to 30-15.
02:08 IST: What a forehand play from Del Potro, smashes the shot with power, Djokovic fails to pick it up. The Argentine takes 30-15 lead now. Poor return serve from Djokovic, will help Del Poto take 40-15 lead. Del Potro returns to make it 2-2 in the first game. Looks like we are set for a close contest with this one!
02:04 IST: Deuce in the third game of first set! Novak Djokovic takes advantage, he played the return serve way out of reach for Del Potro. Novak Djokovic leads 2-1 in the first set.
02:02 IST: 30-all in the third game of first set, but Djokovic sends Del Potro in the different direction and hits it on the other to take a 40-30 lead.
01:57 IST: Del Potro takes back to back serve point, leads 30-love. Novak plays a miscued shot, hits it way over the line to allow Del Potro level the first set to 1-1 in the second game.
01:55 IST: Novak Djokovic takes the first game, leads 1-0. Novak Djokovic again tried to come close to the net which exposed the back court, which Del Potro took to advantage and sliced the shot over the net.
01:52 IST: Break point Del Potro, love-15 he leads. But Novak Djokovic returns to make it 15-all. Djokovic then stepped closer to the net to play the shot and Del Potro smashed the return serve way out of the reach for the Serbian. Del Potro leads 40-15.
01:50 IST: The men are good to go! Novak Djokovic to takes the opening serve. Del Potro won the toss elected to receive first.
01:45 IST: The roof at the Arthur Ashe stadium is closed due to the rainy atmosphere outside. A loud cheer breaks out as Serbian Novak Djokovic and the Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro take the centre court. Both the players are undergoing the final warm-up before we get underway with this one.
01:30 IST: The women’s doubles champions celebrate their win at the centre court.
01:25 IST: The US Open women’s doubles have found their champion, we head on to the much awaited men’s singles final now.
01:20 IST: Flashback: The first-time Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic came face-to-face.
01:02 IST: Del Potro working out on his return serves during the warm-up session!
01:00 IST: Djokovic flexing his muscles before the final clash!
12:55 IST: Forehand service vs return serves will be on display tonight!
12:50 IST: Juan Martin Del Potro vs Novak Djokovic Head-to-head battle
World no.3 Del Potro trails 4-14 to World no.6 Djokovic
Del Potro win percentage 22
Djokovic win percentage 78
12:45 IST: Novak Djokovic’s best finishes at Grand Slam singles contest
Australian Open W (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
French Open W (2016)
Wimbledon W (2011, 2014, 2015, 2018)
US Open W (2011, 2015)
12:40 IST: Juan Martin Del Potro’s best finishes at Grand Slam singles contest
Australian Open QF (2009, 2012)
French Open SF (2009, 2018)
Wimbledon SF (2013)
US Open W (2009)
12:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the US Open men’s singles final between Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic.
It was plain sailing for the 31-year-old Serb who is chasing a 14th Slam title to take him level with Pete Sampras on the all-time list.
He broke serve four times while an under-par Nishikori saved 13 of the 17 break points he faced and committed 51 unforced errors.
Juan Martin del Potro reached the US Open final on Friday after defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal retired from their last-four clash with a knee injury.
Third seed Del Potro, the champion in 2009, was 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 ahead when Nadal retired.