2018 US Open F - JM Del Potro (3) vs Novak Djokovic (6)

Who wins the 2018 USO final?

  • Del Potro in 3

    Votes: 4 2.6%
  • Del Potro in 4

    Votes: 21 13.5%
  • Del Potro in 5

    Votes: 30 19.2%
  • Djokovic in 3

    Votes: 35 22.4%
  • Djokovic in 4

    Votes: 59 37.8%
  • Djokovic in 5

    Votes: 7 4.5%

  • Total voters
    156

AndyM

Legend
Joco now six and three in his last nine grand slam finals remember when he was eight and eight that was really depressing
 

JadeC

Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Novak! You know he’s playing well when he didn’t miss a single smash. 14 and counting! #3 and with good chances to get #1! Amazing turnaround after the French Open.

Poor Juan, I really feel for him. Not much he could do against this Novak. His forehand let him down too often during the match. He will have other chances. Really nice to see a genuine friendship between him and Novak.
 

imonfire

Rookie
May we all have a great end of season, with several matches between a healthy Big 3, Murray and Wawa raising their levels and going deep into tournaments, Delpo keeping up his, and continued growth for the Next Gen.
 

Maestroesque

Professional
Seriously, enough respect to Djokovic, not only for his recent successes but his spirit, it takes a lot to come back and win after going through adversity. Also, that's how you make a tribute to your family and children Serena, take notes...
 
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Tiki-Taka

Guest
From tonight, the Big 3 has another meaning. No longer just the best three of today, but has a clear case of being the best three in the entire Open Era.

Anyway, fantastic stuff from Djokovic and I am very pleased the way it ended. Initially I was thinking what an amazing story it would be for Del Potro to win the US Open again after nine years and all the injuries he has had, but unfortunately the crowd was a big turn off, especially for someone who cheered for Lendl a lot back in the day. And how fitting it was for Novak to win under these circumstances (again) and tie the Czech's entire US Open final record. Major congratulations to him on tonight's win, and also on the entire summer resurgence that nobody saw coming. Nobody deserved it more than him after all the issues he went through previously, and I am also very happy for all of his supporters that stuck by him and remained the same throughout that period. Enjoy the night. :)
 
arbitrarily enforcing the rules!
Yes, arbitrary enforcement of rules, sometimes, makes sense. For example: in car speeding, an officer may take into account road condition, weather, traffic, etc. to see what's reasonable. Also, the whole idea of having judges (or umpires) is to arbitrarily weigh everything, all the intangibles that create the actual background. Otherwise, it's a robot thing, "either or," but we are humans and like nuances.
 

Firstservingman

Talk Tennis Guru
arbitrarily enforcing the rules!

you mean

recognize your privilege.
I agree, he should do this more often.

Privilege? Please. Why does it always have to be someone else's fault? Where does responsibility for one's own actions begin? Just the system keeping her down? It wasn't Ramos who illegally coached, broke a racquet, and abused and threatened an official. Those were the choices of the individual.
Was he harsh? Maybe. But if she and her coach didn't make those choices, which infringed the letter of the rules, then we wouldn't be having this conversation.

It's like getting a ticket for going five over the limit. It sucks, and the officer is probably being an as*hole, but you can't cry no fair. The Man didn't make you speed.
 

Towser83

G.O.A.T.
Sad for Delpo and wish it could have at least been closer but congrats to Djokovic! He proves why he was many people'd favourites and looks like he is well and truly back to make life very difficult for Nadal and Federer
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Congratulations to Djokovic on 3rd USO and 14th slam. He played a pretty good final, including being clutch.
Delpo showed heart, but not enough game or clutch play. should have at least taken a set.
 

reaper

Legend
arbitrarily enforcing the rules!

you mean

recognize your privilege.
Other than for members of the Royal family and inheritors of wealth that don't require the individual to engage with the labour market arguments around privilege are about as reactionary as they come. They imply that rights can be taken away (as any privilege can), and undermine the capacity of the "privilged" person to assert those rights. It also invalidates anything achieved by the "privileged" person as merely an inherited benefit, or one conferred by status. Serena Williams is not a privileged person in that her fame and fortune came through her innate ability and her labour. Nor is she a victim of the system in any way. On a global scale she's one of its greatest beneficiaries.
 

Sudacafan

Bionic Poster
I am so disappointed with Delpo’s loss that I only want to read and participate in Serena’s threads.
The only thing that appeals to me is disliking her more and more every day, discovering new flaws in her mean personality.
Hope I can get over it some day.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Yes, arbitrary enforcement of rules, sometimes, makes sense. For example: in car speeding, an officer may take into account road condition, weather, traffic, etc. to see what's reasonable. Also, the whole idea of having judges (or umpires) is to arbitrarily weigh everything, all the intangibles that create the actual background. Otherwise, it's a robot thing, "either or," but we are humans and like nuances.
well Ramos weighed incorrectly!
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
I agree, he should do this more often.

Privilege? Please. Why does it always have to be someone else's fault? Where does responsibility for one's own actions begin? Just the system keeping her down? It wasn't Ramos who illegally coached, broke a racquet, and abused and threatened an official. Those were the choices of the individual.
Was he harsh? Maybe. But if she and her coach didn't make those choices, which infringed the letter of the rules, then we wouldn't be having this conversation.

It's like getting a ticket for going five over the limit. It sucks, and the officer is probably being an as*hole, but you can't cry no fair. The Man didn't make you speed.
letter of the rules???

please.

he should have used better discretion!

the match was not about him!
 

Checkmate

Hall of Fame
For some reason, Djokogoat's serve has been mediocre since the split with Becker. Wonder if there's a chance he invites him back.
His 1st serve hardly clears the net. That part needs major improvement if he wants to match 2015 Novak Djokovic's level.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
With his win tonight, Djokovic becomes:

1. Joint 3rd (with Sampras) in the all time record of Slam titles won (14).
2. One of only 7 players in the history of tennis to win 3 US Open titles (along with Connors, McEnroe,Lendl,Sampras,Federer and Nadal).
3. One of only 3 active players to win 3 US Open titles (along with Federer and Nadal).
4. One of only 2 players in the Open Era (along with Federer) to complete the Wimbledon-US Open double on 3 occasions.
5. The only player to win multiple Slams in 2018 and on 2 different surfaces.
 

Checkmate

Hall of Fame
@tennis_pro ? Can you tell me the time period when the ATP rankings were exactly in this order


1)Roger Federer
2)Rafael Nadal
3)Novak Djokovic
4)Nikolay Davydenko
5)Andy Roddick
 
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Deleted member 756486

Guest
These were updated at 8:43 PM

1 Rafael Nadal 32.2 ESP1 8760 - -1280 - Lost in US Open SF

2 Roger Federer 37 SUI1 6900 - -180 - Lost in US Open R16

3 Novak Djoković 31.3 SRB1 6445 +3 +2000 - US Open W


4 Juan Martín del Potro 29.9 ARG1 5980 -1 +480 - Lost in US Open F

5 Alexander Zverev 21.3 GER1 4890 -1 +45 - Lost in US Open R32

https://live-tennis.eu/en/atp-live-ranking
Djokovic #2 in the race now. Idemo.
 
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