It all bothered Djokovic, who started yelling and gesturing toward the seats.
“The WTA believes there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men v women and is committed to ensuring all players are treated the same”.
“I don’t see things as Mr. Simon does”, Djokovic says, adding that “it’s hard to generalize things, really”.
Welcome to Flushing Meadows, New York, for 2016’s final Grand Slam – the US Open.
Novak Djokovic won his second straight major title and 14th overall, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in the U.S. Open.
Djokovic is one of only seven players in the sport’s history to achieve double figures in terms of grand slam titles, yet remarkably one of three who continue to play today.
Playing at a career high three in the world, Del Potro insists he is happy to be playing in the era of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal.
Djokovic had tumbled down the rankings, slowed a year ago by an elbow injury and a loss of confidence that accompanied a 54-week title drought. He won Wimbledon and a Masters event in Cincinnati.
Del Potro, seeded third, was appearing in the second Grand Slam final of his career nine years after reaching his first. He showed off all of his court-covering, foe-frustrating, defense-to-offense skills down the stretch on the way to his third U.S. Open title, claiming the last 16 sets he played.
Djokovic was far superior to del Potro in the opening set but he dropped three consecutive games in the second to trail 4-3. But then he was broken in his next game.
He needed three hours, 15 minutes to fend off pal del Potro, the key moment resulting when Djokovic saved three break points in a 20-minute game at 3-4 in the second set before nabbing the tiebreak.
Del Potro was convinced Djokovic, who will return to the top five in the rankings, could overtake the iconic duo.
With the US Open 2018 title in his bag, Novak Djokovic equals Pete Sampras’ 14 grand slam titles in men’s singles.
Despite that, he still finished 2011 with a 70-6 win-loss record, a haul of 10 tournament victories and year-end number one for the first time. Wang Xiyu of China topped Clara Burel 7-6, 6-2 to win the junior girls title.
“I’m very sad for being a loser today but Novak deserved to take the trophy”, said Del Potro, who wept into his hands before being comforted by Djokovic.
Conditions in NY have been among the most punishing at any slam, with complaints from players about being put in danger and a lack of ventilation on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
While controversy marred her win over Williams, leaving the champion in tears during the presentation ceremony, it should be noted that Osaka was a set up and performing magnificently when the chaos started.
Serving for the biggest win of her life as boos reverberated around the stadium, Osaka retained her poise, as she had throughout the entire match, and slammed a huge serve out wide on her first match point to win the title. That Williams lost a point, then a game, and was fined $17,000 are what will be remembered about that final. “But also I think we are proud to be close to these legends”, said the 29-year-old. “Thank you”, Osaka tweeted.