Tennis: Novak Djokovic – player profile

(Reuters) – Form guide for Serbia’s Novak Djokovic ahead of his U.S. Open final against Argentine Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday (prefix number denotes seeding): 6-Novak Djokovic Age: 31 Height: 1.88 metres Plays: Right handed ATP ranking: 6 Grand Slam titles: 13 (Australian Open: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016; French Open: 2016; Wimbledon: 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018; U.S. Open: 2011, 2015) Twice champion Djokovic, who has appeared more impressive with each passing round, cruised past Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals. The Serbian returned from a six-month injury layoff at the Australian Open this year and ended up requiring elbow surgery following his last-16 exit in Melbourne. He roared back to top form winning the Wimbledon title and is a strong favourite to capture a 14th major crown at Flushing Meadows. ROAD TO FINAL: First round: beat Marton Fucsovics (Hungary) 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-0 Second round: beat Tennys Sandgren (U.S.) 6-1 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 Third Round: beat 26-Richard Gasquet (France) 6-2 6-3 6-3 Fourth Round: beat Joao Sousa (Portugal) 6-3 6-4 6-3 Quarter-finals: beat John Millman (Australia) 6-3 6-4 6-4 Semi-finals: beat 21-Kei Nishikori (Japan) 6-3 6-4 6-2

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