Nadal stayed at No. 1 despite retiring from his semifinal last week, and Federer remained No. 2 after a fourth-round loss in NY.
"When I had the surgery of my elbow earlier this year I could truly understand what Juan Martin was going through", Djokovic said at the trophy ceremony, referring to the Argentine's long battles with injury.
The No. 6 seed won a knotty, loud but drama-free final as the tennis world was still reeling from Saturday's controversial title match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, and he won with the crowd gunning for del Potro.
Djokovic, the No. 6 seed, missed this tournament previous year as he struggled with an elbow injury that ultimately required surgery.
Former world number one Djokovic equalled Pete Sampras' haul of 14 slams after outlasting Del Potro 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 to lift the trophy for a third time in NY.
Djokovic joins his idol Pete Sampras on 14 titles and is now closing the gap on his great rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. He was someone I was looking up to.
Djokovic, Nadal and Federer are back on top. Toshihisa Tsuchihashi, a director of the Japan Tennis Association and general manager of the association's High Performance Department, commented, "There's nothing that would make me happier than for an athlete aiming to reach the pinnacle of a tour to go on to win a gold medal".
But in the last eight weeks the 31-year-old has resembled the Grand Slam machine that held all four major titles at the same time in 2016, wining three of his last four events including Wimbledon and U.S. Open.
"For me Grand Slam titles stand above anything else in terms of determining factors".
Djokovic had tumbled down the rankings, slowed past year by an elbow injury and a loss of confidence that accompanied a 54-week title drought.
"I grew up playing and thinking that one day I'll be able to do what he does", the former world number one said.
Federer lost in the fourth round in NY, while Nadal retired from his semifinal against del Potro because of a bad right knee.
Djokovic would have relished taking on either - or both, although he admits that early in his career that wasn't always the case. "I feel like I'm on a whole new level". On what we have seen since he hit the grass at Queen's Club it would be hard to argue against making him the favourite for the Australian Open - four months before the tournament starts. "But at the same time, life showed me that it takes time for good things, it takes time to really build them, for things to fall into place, so you can centre yourself, balance yourself and thrive".
In this case, the focus now has turned to the New York Jets, who the Dolphins will face Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Titans: Adoree Jackson hurt his shoulder on a 26-yard punt return in the third quarter.
The Delta Fire was burning on both sides of Interstate 5, which has made it more hard to control the flames, Underhill said. Crews are now securing the fire along Dog Creek Road. "We just want to thank our families for allowing us to go", he said.
Hubbard said so far this year, the Atlantic season has been fairly average, but it's been busier in the Pacific. Effects along the East Coast could begin to be felt this weekend, the NOAA's National Hurricane Center warned.
Instead, it will be found in games like the one between Kazakhstan and Georgia on Thursday, or Romania v Montenegro on Friday. Teams have been put into four leagues from A-D with other nations that have a similar ranking to them.
Trump calls the publication of the unsigned piece "really a disgrace" and the White House called on the "coward" author to resign. Chief of Staff Kelly repeatedly calls Mr Trump an " idiot " and said that "it's pointless to try to convince him of anything".
She has cut sugar entirely out of her diet and uses cannabis plants that her husband grows to help with pain and getting to sleep. In 1978, Newton-John moved into the pop mainstream as she starred in the movie musical " Grease " with John Travolta.
Polls showed established parties losing some support, including the centre-left parties which earlier favoured open-door policies. The process of forming a stable government out of the deadlocked parliament could take weeks and, potentially, end in failure.
Its CEO, Alex Cruz, tells the BBC , "We will compensate them for any financial hardship that they may have suffered". Shares of British Airways fell by 4 percent in early Friday trading, wiping out about $648 million in market value.
Based on the invite we're expecting Apple boss Tim Cook to take to the stage at 10am PDT, which is local California time. Apple has sold more than a billion iPhones since the first model was unveiled by late co-founder Steve Jobs in 2007.
On the Thursday night shooting, Guyger is on administrative leave pending criminal and administrative investigations. An attorney for Jean's family has insisted that the officer be charged and treated like any other member of society.
On Wednesday, Nike rolled out a two-minute ad featuring various acts of athletic heroism with Kaepernick as the video's narrator. Nike's stock price fell by almost 4% when Kaepernick first revealed he was fronting the campaign on social media.
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"Harry falls in that category in which we have several players where we have to watch how much they play", he said. After the break, Luke Shaw departed the pitch on a stretcher after a awful collision with Dani Carvajal .
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August 21, 2018. "The President of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever could", Mr. The only other defendant in the Russian Federation probe who has been sentenced is Dutch attorney Alexander Van der Zwaan.
Serena Williams fined $17,000 for violations in U.S. Open final
Williams then received another code violation for a racquet smash at 3-2 in the second set, leading to Ramos docking her a point. Williams said. "You owe me an apology". "Maybe it didn't work out for me, but it's going to work out for the next person".
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Stadium officials announced a new kickoff time of 8:55 p.m., more than 30 minutes after the game was originally scheduled. Jones accounted for 180 of Atlanta's 299 yards, and the team converted just one of five red zone attempts on the night.
Spain coach imposes cell phone ban on players
And it will also be Luis Enrique's managerial debut for the 2010 World Cup winners after taking over from Julen Lopetegui. Spain got crashed out of the World Cup after being defeated in penalties against hosts Russian Federation .
Mercedes-Benz EQC unveiled, new electric mid-size SUV
The vehicle will mark the debut of the automaker's electric "EQ" marque and will be available in the USA in 2020. Powering the new electric SUV will be two motors placed on both the axles with an 80kWh lithium ion battery.
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announces retirement
Ma's departure is sure to leave an impression, perhaps one that is larger than the one he made during the years he led Alibaba. Ma even believes that he can " do much better " at teaching than he did as CEO of Alibaba.
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Those pals helped del Potro get through the toughest times, as he would need to repeatedly return to have surgery. Djokovic missed the tournament a year ago because of an injured right elbow that eventually required surgery.
Pittsburgh-born rapper Mac Miller dead at 26
The 25-year-old performing ten songs from her recent album Sweetener , as well as an a cappella rendition of 'One More Time' . A family statement released through his publicists says Miller died but no further details were available on how he died .
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Gordon, former National Security Adviser for the Trump campaign, echoed similar sentiments, while blasting the Mueller probe. The judge said there's no evidence Papadopolous had "any desire to aid Russian Federation in any way".