There was plenty of love in the air after Novak Djokovic outlasted Juan Martin del Potro, both players praising each other.
Juan Martin del Potro's valiant efforts proved in vain as Novak Djokovic won an absorbing US Open final in straight sets.
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Nine years on from winning the US Open, Juan Martin del Potro has a second chance he did not expect to come along.
After retiring through injury at the US Open, Rafael Nadal said he was simply in "too much pain" to continue his semi-final.
Juan Martin del Potro stands between Novak Djokovic and a third US Open title, and the Serbian has huge respect for the 2009 champion.
Chevy Chase was a notable spectator at the US Open on Friday, while Mike Bryan claimed yet another grand slam title.
Novak Djokovic produced a dominant display against Kei Nishikori to set up a US Open final with Juan Martin del Potro.
Rafael Nadal's US Open defence came to a sad end as he retired from his semi-final when trailing Juan Martin del Potro by two sets.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal needed a fifth-set tie-break to beat Dominic Thiem at the US Open, and conceded luck played a role.