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'Novak Djokovic a magnificent idol and friend' - Juan Martin Del Potro

'Djokovic a magnificent idol and friend' - Del Potro

10/09/2018 at 00:32Updated 10/09/2018 at 02:17

Juan Martin Del Potro and Novak Djokovic were full of praise and love for each other after the Serb won the US Open final for his 14th Grand Slam.

Djokovic claimed his second Grand Slam in succession and 14th in his illustrious career with a 6-3 7-6 6-3 victory at Flushing Meadows.

The 31-year-old, who triumphed in New York in 2011 and 2015, sealed his third title at the final Slam of the year with a hard-earned straight-sets win over the Argentine.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina after winning his men's Singles finals match on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina after winning his men's Singles finals match on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis CenterGetty Images

Del Potro, who was very emotional at the end of the final - his first since he won at Flushing Meadows back in 2009 - gushed over his opponent in a moving speech.

In turn, Djokovic spoke of his admiration for the Argentine, who has endured a raft of injuries since his sole Grand Slam title in New York.

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro after the US Open final

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro after the US Open finalGetty Images

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