On Sunday, it was a thrilling experience to see Novak Djokovic to match Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title at the super game at US Open. He even named the player that made him play as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He added, "Pete Sampras is one of the biggest legends ever to play the game," He managed to earn a third US Open crown with a total of 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 over Juan Marin del Potro. He added, "He was my childhood idol. He was someone I was looking up to. The first actual thing I saw related to tennis on the TV was his first or second Wimbledon championship. That inspired me to start playing tennis. There is a lot of significance of me being now shoulder to shoulder in terms of Grand Slam wins with him."
His victory had managed to put him at the three slam wins away from the famous Nadal’s 17 and just a total of six behind 20 records of Federer.
It will also give him a rise to number three in the world just behind Federer and Nadal that will again reflect the status as “Big Three” that they have shared for such a long period of time.
Last year, due to his elbow injury, the ranking of Djokovic was turned down to be extremely low and he has seen a loss of confidence that has accompanied a total of 54-week title drought.
Since his bursting out of the slump with an unexpected Wimbledon title, they have gone from strength to nothing less than strength. It has added on to the long wait of Cincinnati Masters title that to be resumed by him before adding the US Open title to the win in 2011 and 2015.
He said, "Maybe 10 years ago I would say I'm not so happy to be part of this era with Nadal and Federer," "Today I really am. I feel like these guys, rivalries with these guys, matches with Federer and Nadal, have made me the player I am, have shaped me into the player I am today. "I owe it to them."
He added, "This might sound funny, but my nickname is Nole. When they shout "Ole, ole, ole, ole," that's what I hear," for the raucous chants for Del Potro. "I thought it was electrifying in some stages of the match, especially in the second set when we went toe-to-toe. I had my corner, as well."When the roof is closed, trust me, it's very, very loud down there. It takes a lot of effort to actually stay poised at this moment. "I'm glad I managed to do that."