Juan Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic will meet for the 19th time when they face each other in the final of the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the year, on Sunday. Djokovic, the sixth seed, leads the head-to-head over del Potro, the third seed, 14-4, with del Potro’s last win being in the 2016 Olympics.
Sunday’s match will begin at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN (live streaming via WatchESPN).
Both players have looked great at the US Open thus far. Djokovic dispatched Kei Nishikori in the semifinals in straight sets, while del Potro was dominating top seed Rafael Nadal in his match before it ended prematurely when Nadal had to retire.
The last time these two faced each other was at the Rome Masters in 2017, where Djokovic beat del Potro in straight sets. They played each other three times in 2017, with Djokovic winning all three. Three of del Potro’s four wins over Djokovic have come on hard courts.
They have played each other at the US Open twice before, with Djokovic beating del Potro in the quarterfinals in 2012 and Djokvic winning in the third round in 2007, their first meeting.
Djokovic already won Wimbledon earlier this year, and has two US Open wins to his name along with a total of 13 Grand Slam singles titles. Del Potro has only ever won the US Open, back in 2009. After that win, injuries derailed his career for a long time. But he’s back, and he’s looked better than ever.
Del Potro’s US Open run has included wins over Donald Young, Dennis Kudla, Fernando Verdasco, Borna Coric, John Isner and Nadal. Djokovic’s has included wins over Marton Fucsovics, Tennys Sandgren, Richard Gasquet, Joao Sousa, John Millman and Kei Nishikori. Djokovic was pushed to four sets in his first two matches, but won his last four in straight sets. Del Potro was pushed to four sets once, against Isner.
How to watch US Open men’s final
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
No. 3 Juan Martin del Potro vs. No. 6 Novak Djokovic