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The US Open Final: Novak Djokovic wins the US Open

The US Open Final: Novak Djokovic wins the US Open

Carlos Alcaraz defeats Casper Ruud to win the US Open final. The final saw Carlos Alcaraz and his wife on the centre-line. He had no need to chase the game as much it was the other players who were chasing him, especially with his wife!

With his 8th ATP title of his career and 11th at the US Open, Carlos Alcaraz (BRA) becomes the youngest champion in the Open Era. Alcaraz, who is the current world number 5, will be inducted into the World Tennis Hall of Fame for 2013.

Djokovic wins the Open Era title for the 37th time in his career. The victory was his 3rd straight and 6th in a row at the US Open. He will be honoured by being named in the ATP World Tour All-Time Top 10.

With his title on the line, Ivo Karlovic played the most points of any other player in the Open Era at the US Open. He had 14, and he still won. His 13th title of the year also ties the record set by Rod Laver (BRA) in 1971.

The crowd was on its feet for the first time ever to see Novak Djokovic take the US Open title. It was not the first time that the crowd went wild so when Djokovic won his 9th title in 2013 he became the first man to win a US Open final with a fan-friendly score of 23,800 – a record.

With his match with Joakim 2-2 on the line, Joaquin del Potro took a 2-0 lead over Feliciano Lopez, after having been up 1-0 after the first set of their match. Del Potro came back from 2-0, while Lopez dropped the first set.

Joakim won in the following tiebreaker. Del Potro went on to win his career-best of 7th career title in the ATP World Tour 500 series.

With his 16th career ATP title

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