US Open men's final - highlights

New York (AFP) –


Set-by-set highlights of Sunday's US Open men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro:

Set 1

Djokovic 6-3

+ Djokovic feels some early pressure as he falls behind 0-30 on his serve thanks to his own backhand error and a backhand volley from Del Potro. But the Serbian responds and holds serve for a 2-1 lead, getting the better of a 17-shot rally and finishing up with an unreturnable serve.

+ Djokovic converts first break point of the match for a 5-3 lead in a game Del Potro led 40-0. The third-seeded Argentinian, who had lost just two points in his three prior service, puts a forehand into the net to end a 22-shot rally on break point.

+ Djokovic gives himself a set point with a service winner, and converts when Del Potro bashes another forehand into the net to end a long rally.

Key statistic: Break points converted - Djokovic 1 of 1, Del Potro 0 of 0