Highlights from the final day at the US Open as Djokovic triumphs

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Novak Djokovic won his third US Open title and 14th slam trophy by defeating Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets.

Del Potro was looking to win his first slam title for nine years but Djokovic proved too strong, the Serbian prevailing 6-3 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 to add to his Wimbledon crown.

Alfie Hewett completed the wheelchair double after success in the doubles with Gordon Reid on Saturday, defeating Japan’s Shingo Kunieda 6-3 7-5 to win his second slam singles title.

Picture of the day

Novak Djokovic falls to the court after beating Juan Martin del Potro
Novak Djokovic falls to the court after beating Juan Martin del Potro (Andres Kudacki/AP)

Pulling power

Serena Williams embraces Naomi Osaka after the women's final
Serena Williams embraces Naomi Osaka after the women’s final (Andres Kudacki/AP)

ESPN drew the joint second-highest TV audience they have ever had for the US Open for her final loss to Naomi Osaka, tied with the final between Djokovic and Roger Federer in 2015. The only higher figure came for a session, also in 2015, that included a quarter-final between the Williams sisters.

The tournament, meanwhile, set a new attendance record of 828,798 fans through the gates at Flushing Meadows.

The Li Na effect

Wang Xiyu won the US Open girls' title
Wang Xiyu won the US Open girls’ title (John Walton/PA)

Former French Open and Australian Open champion Li Na has been credited with sparking a tennis revolution in China, and Wang said: “I watch some matches about Li Na. She gave me some experience to play the final, because she played in the Australian Open final.”

Roll of honour

Men’s singles: Novak Djokovic
Women’s singles: Naomi Osaka
Men’s doubles: Mike Bryan/Jack Sock
Women’s doubles: Ashleigh Barty/Coco Vandeweghe
Mixed doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Jamie Murray
Boys’ singles: Thiago Seyboth Wild
Girls’ singles: Wang Xiyu
Boys’ doubles: Adrian Andreev/Anton Matusevich
Girls’ doubles: Cori Gauff/Caty McNally
Men’s wheelchair singles: Alfie Hewett
Women’s wheelchair singles: Diede de Groot
Men’s wheelchair doubles: Alfie Hewett/Gordon Reid
Women’s wheelchair doubles: Diede de Groot/Yui Kamiji
Men’s quad singles: Dylan Alcott
Men’s quad doubles: Andy Lapthorne/David Wagner

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