US Open 2021: World No.1 Novak Djokovic storms into 31st Grand Slam final

Novak Djokovic storms into US Open 2021 finals
Novak Djokovic (PC: Roland Garros)

New York: World number one Novak Djokovic advanced to the finals of the US Open after upsetting Tokyo Olympics champion Alexander Zverev on Friday at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

The Serbian tennis player is one victory away from being the first Calendar Grand Slam winner in men’s singles since 1969 and setting a new record with his 21st major trophy.

Djokovic defeated the German fourth seed 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to go to Sunday’s championship match against Russian second seed Medvedev at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“I’m going to treat the next match like it’s the last match of my career,” Djokovic said. “There s only one more match left. All in. Let’s do it,” Djokovic added. “I’m going to put my heart and my soul and my body and my head into that one.”

Djokovic is the oldest US Open finalist since Andre Agassi in 2005 when he was 35, and he has a chance to become the oldest US Open champion after Ken Rosewall in 1970 when he was 35.

Djokovic equaled Federer’s record of 31 men’s Slam final appearances by defeating Zverev. In major finals, Djokovic is 20-10.

The final is a rematch of the Australian Open final, which Djokovic won in straight sets in February. In their all-time battle, Medvedev is down 5-3 to Djokovic. Medvedev, the runner-up at the 2019 US Open, beat Canadian 12th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to reach his third Slam final.




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