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Daily Digest: Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro to win third US Open title

We bring you a wrap of our top stories on Monday

Sport360 staff 2018/09/10

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TOP STORY

Novak Djokovic moved into joint third on the all-time list of male grand slam singles champions by beating Juan Martin del Potro to win the US Open.

Djokovic is now level with Pete Sampras on 14 titles and, after following up his Wimbledon triumph by making it back-to-back slam successes, is closing in once more on Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

With his two-year physical and mental dip apparently firmly behind him, questions will again be posed as to whether he can catch Nadal on 17 or even Federer’s 20.

After all the drama this tournament has created, capped by Saturday’s extraordinary women’s final, the headlines here were all made for the right reasons as Djokovic triumphed 6-3 7-6 (7/4) 6-3.

FOOTBALL

France striker Olivier Giroud ended his 10-match goalless run with the winner as the world champions’ return to Paris for the first time since their summer success in Russia ended in a 2-1 victory over Holland.

Ryan Babel looked to have spoiled the homecoming party in the capital with his first competitive international goal in 13 years to cancel out Kylian Mbappe’s opener in the Nations League clash.

However, with 15 minutes remaining, Chelsea forward Giroud scored the 32nd goal of international career.

In the other big game last night, Joachim Low insisted Germany did enough to warrant their 2-1 victory over Peru.

Debutant Schulz’s low drive crept under Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese’s body and into the net as the hosts edged to victory in Sinsheim.

Luis Advincula put Peru ahead with a crisp finish before Juliant Brandt levelled for the hosts before half-time.

CRICKET

Alastair Cook can dream of a 33rd Test century in his final innings of the record-breaking career after steering England to stumps against India at the Oval.

Cook was still batting away unbeaten, on 46, as he so often has throughout his 161 Tests, in a total of 114 for two as England extended their overall lead to 154 after bowling India out for 292.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

Matt Jones analyses the performance of Wales as a 4-1 thrashing of Ireland was followed with a chastening 2-0 defeat in Denmark.

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