Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a point while playing Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina during their 2018 US Open men's singles final match on September 9, 2018 in New York. / AFP / Eduardo MUNOZ ALVAREZ
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With a third U.S. Open title to go with the Wimbledon crown he secured in July he has matched American Pete Sampras on 14 Grand Slam titles and there is little doubt that the 31-year-old is one of tennis' greats.Now, Djokovic is three behind Rafael Nadal's total of 17 slams, six shy of Roger Federer's record of 20 .At Wimbledon in 2007, he retired with a back injury in the third set of his semifinal against Nadal.He also quit at the 2006 and 2007 French Opens at the third round and quarterfinal stages respectively, while at the 2009 Australian Open, where he was defending champion, he pulled out of his quarterfinal with Andy Roddick citing heat exhaustion.In the 2015 French Open semifinals, he was castigated for taking an eight-minute medical timeout after dropping the third set against Andy Murray.
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