Djokovic vs Del Potro

Djokovic vs Del Potro Live : US Open Tennis final 2018 Live :The final Grand Slam match of the 2018 tennis season is on tap for Sunday afternoon when Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro battle for the U.S. Open men’s title in New York.

Both men have previously been crowned champion at Arthur Ashe Stadium, with third-seeded Del Potro winning the 2009 U.S. Open title and No. 6 seed Djokovic winning in Flushing Meadows in 2011 and 2015.

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That was Del Potro’s only previous Grand Slam final appearance compared to 23 for Djokovic, who with a win Sunday would tie Pete Sampras for third on the Gram Slam championship list at 14.

US Open Men’s Final Schedule

Sunday, September 9

Men’s final (4 p.m. ET, ESPN)

The match can be live-streamed on Watch ESPN or via the ESPN app.

The Tennis Channel will replay the men’s final at 8 and 11 p.m. ET on Sunday and throughout the day on Monday, Sept. 10.

Fresh off his Wimbledon title in July, Djokovic enters the final on a major heater. He has won his last 13 sets dating back to a Round-of-64 victory over Tennys Sandgren. That was also the last time he played more than 11 games in a match.

Djokovic is looking to win multiple Grand Slam events in the same year for the fourth time in his career, and for the first time since 2015 when he was victorious at the Australian and U.S. Opens. Those tourneys are where the Serb has claimed eight of his 13 Grand Slam titles.

Del Potro finds himself in the final after a slightly more arduous path, going to tiebreakers on five occasions (winning four), including three in the past two matches. That includes Friday’s semifinal win over No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal, a match that ended with defending U.S. Open champ Nadal retiring down two sets because of a knee injury.

The Argentinian has faced Djokovic 18 times in his career, winning just four. His last victory was in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil and his last win on the ATP Tour came at Indian Wells in 2013.

Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro – How to watch US Open final

The US Open is not available to watch on TV for UK viewers.

Amazon Prime Video will bring customers in the UK and Ireland live and exclusive coverage of the US Open, which runs until September 9, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York, including multiple streams from several courts, catch-up highlights and full match replays.

This extensive coverage of the Championships will be available to Prime members in the UK and Ireland for no additional cost to their membership and represents the first time a major tennis tournament has been available exclusively on a streaming service.

If you do not currently have a subscription with Amazon, you can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime by registering an account. To do this, simply head to amazon.co.uk/gp/video/offers.

Amazon Prime costs £7.99 per month but is also available for a one-off annual fee of £79.

Del Potro vs Djokovic

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC faces Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final later today – but how can you watch the match for free?

Del Potro booked his place in the final after defending champion Rafael Nadal was forced retire from their semi-final clash through injury.

Nadal, who had never before retired from a US Open match, showed signs of distress early on and was noticeably limping after a gruelling 69-minute opening set.

As a result, Del Potro heads back to the Flushing Meadows final for the first time since his triumph in 2009.

Djokovic sat out of last year’s tournament to rest an elbow injury that eventually required surgery, but that pain and frustration appears to be a distant memory.

The 31-year-old beat Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-4 6-2 in the semi-final to set up the clash with Del Potro for the US Open title.

Yesterday, Serena Williams was stunned by 20-year-old Naomi Osaka in the women’s final, beating the American icon in straight sets.

The showdown between Djokovic and Del Potro takes place in the iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium and is scheduled to start at 9pm BST.

The winner of the US Open will take home a whopping £2.69million ($3.8m) in prize money.

The runner-up is also set to take home a handsome reward with the second prize set at £1.44m.

2018 US Open Prize Money: how much could Djokovic, del Potro earn?

uch money will be at stake on Sunday in the US Open men’s singles final. Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro will face off to earn a check of $3.8 million, the highest ever in tennis for a tournament winner. US Open also has the highest prize purse overall, more than $53 million.

Djokovic would get to $119 million career prize money by winning the title, he has already earned $3 million by winning Wimbledon. $26 million would be the total amount for del Potro. Analyzing his win over the Japanese Kei Nishikori, Djokovic said: ‘I was coming into today’s match knowing I’m going to play a player who is very quick and takes away a lot of the time from his opponent, just likes to go for his shots.

I knew that coming into the match if I managed to sustain that speed of his shots, so to say, the game style, that I’ll have my chance kind of to break through and to make him feel uncomfortable and start making errors.

That’s what happened. I thought in the important moments I came up with some good second serves, some good first serves. I was returning well. I was putting constantly pressure on him, trying to move him around the court, take away the rhythm from him, not give him the same look always.

The match was really, really good from my side.’ Winner: $3,800,000
Runner-Up: $1,850,000
Semifinalist: $925,000
Quarterfinalist: $475,000
Round of 16: $266,000
Round of 32: $156,000
Round of 64: $93,000
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