The Serb has not dropped a set since his second-round win against Tennys Sandgren (photo credit: Reuters)

Novak Djokovic has reached the US Open final after outclassing Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-4 6-2 to set up a meeting with Juan Martin del Potro.

The Serb, who is close to equalling Pete Sampras’s tally of 14 Grand Slams, and Argentine Del Potro, who advanced when defending champion Rafael Nadal retired injured from their semi-final, meet in the final on Sunday.

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“It means the world to me. I am trying to be the best that I can be,” he said.

“I am working hard every day and trying to reach certain heights that I visualise every time I accomplish something big.

“I don’t see any limits. I keep on going and hopefully you are enjoying my tennis.”