Djokovic Wins U.S. Open
Novak Djokovic has earned his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through a key 20-minute game to beat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the U.S. Open men's final.
Djokovic appeared on the ropes after dropping three straight games in the second set to fall behind 4-3. But when he faced three consecutive break points in the following game and won an epic that required 22 points to settle.
The 31-year-old Serb is now even with Pete Sampras for the third-most major trophies for a man in tennis history, trailing only Roger Federer's 20 and Rafael Nadal's 17.
Also at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during Saturday's women's final.
The tournament referee's office docked Williams $10,000 for ``verbal abuse'' of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket.