Novak Djokovic beats Del Potro to reach Wimbledon final - BBC Sport
Tennis News: Novak Djokovic hailed Juan Martin del Potro as a "gentle giant" but Djokovic aims to cut 'gentle giant' Del Potro down to size . RRB Group D · Telangana Election date · Election dates · Rajasthan Asia Cup final: India Vs Bangladesh preview & playing XI prediction Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro in five sets, overcoming the Venue : All England Club, London; Date: Friday 5 July; Coverage. Name:Juan Martin DEL POTRO; Age (23 Sep ); Birth Place:Tandil, Argentina Current Year Singles (ATP*/WTA and ITF Pro Circuit main draw), 47,
Djokovic is given his first time violation warning of the night. We're back on serve in the third set. First sniff of a break Djokovic has had since the start of the second set. Del Potro battles back tobut Djokovic forces a break point with an excellent forehand-putaway volley combo.
Del Potro saves it with a skidding first serve down the T. Djokovic then earns a second break point with some of the best defence you will ever see.
Novak Djokovic defeats Juan Martin del Potro to win US Open and claim 14th grand-slam title
Honestly that was absolutely unbelievable - Del Potro looked to have won the point about eight times but every time Djokovic somehow got the ball back in play. Djokovic screams with delight; Del Potro shakes his head in disbelief.
And this time Djokovic takes the break-point chance! His return is like a heat-seeking missile, following Del Potro until he's in no position to hit the forehand effectively.
Novak Djokovic defeats Juan Martin del Potro to win US Open 2018 and claim 14th grand-slam title
He blares it long, and Djokovic has the break. Action shot of Djokovic tonight pic.Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro: Wimbledon semi-final, 2013 (Extended Highlights)
He opens up a lead, and completes the hold to 30 with a steady smash. Is he trying to quicken the points here? Djokovic chases this one down and then lobs his opponent for Del Potro reels off the next four points though to wrap up a much-needed hold.
Djokovic is a set away from a 14th grand-slam title. Del Potro has left the court. What a set that was. It lasted 95 minutes! AFP Second set tie-break: It's two set points for Djokovic! If it happens, it happens. However, the US Open finalist has never taken a set off Federer in four previous meetings.
So I feel comfortable he would get through. Between them, Raonic and Isner occupy the top two places in the ace count and fastest serves standings. Isner has a higher percentage of landed first serves than anyone else, while only Federer has won more points on his first serve than Raonic.
If they're not moving as well, it's hard for them to be in balance for passing shots. Isner is up head to head and that's a bit surprising for me. Raonic is maybe a little bit more comfortable on the grass than John but that is an impossible match to pick. I wouldn't want to bet on that one.
US Open final: Juan Martin del Potro v Novak Djokovic, injuries, comeback, retirement
The three-time champion, who has not reached a Slam semi-final since the US Open, clinically despatched Karen Khachanov in the last 16 and will be considered favourite to beat Nishikori. Djokovic has beaten the Japanese 24th seed in 13 of their 15 meetings. I feel physically, mentally ready, fit, positive.
Mentally he looks where he needs to be - looks fired up and motivated. He's got a great shot.