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Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slams.
Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras's mark of 14 Grand Slams.
Djokovic can equal Pete Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles when he faces Juan Martin del Potro in Sunday's final where friendship will be put to one side in pursuit of unfinished business.
Even his rival for the US Open title, 13-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic, has a hard-time rooting against Del Potro, the 2009 US Open winner who has painstakingly rebuilt his career.
Djokovic will start the heavy favourite, boasting a 14-4 record over the Argentine who will be playing in just his second final at the Slams.
A dozen friends from del Potro's hometown of Tandil have gained fame in Flushing Meadows, their serenade of "Ole, ole, ole -- Del-Po, Del-Po" an infectious accompaniment to his every match.
The third-seeded Argentine has yet to drop a set in New York but was pushed hard by the left-hander.
The Argentine, who looked to be in good form after reaching the final last week in Los Cabos, was replaced in the draw by Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.
Playing for the first time since losing to Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, the top-seeded del Potro set up a quarterfinal match in Mexico.
World number one Nadal saw off Del Potro 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after four hours and 48 minutes on Centre Court to reach his sixth Wimbledon semi-final and 28th at the majors.
Nadal triumphed 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 after four hours and 48 minutes to reach his sixth Wimbledon semi-final and 28th at the majors.
It is one of just five semi-final appearances at the Slams for the supremely gifted Del Potro, whose career has been ravaged by a number of wrist injuries.
Del Potro trails world number one Nadal 10-5 in career meetings.
Fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro overcame service troubles to beat Benoit Paire on Court Two and reach the Wimbledon fourth round.
Defeat for Halep means that Karolina Pliskova, at number seven, is the only women's top 10 seed to reach the fourth round.