Novak Djokovic continues to rewrite the record books at the US Open, achieving a historic 47th men’s Grand Slam semi-final appearance with an authoritative straight-set victory over Taylor Fritz. The 36-year-old Serbian, on a quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, played his best hand on the iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium.
In a match that saw Djokovic briefly contend with the sweltering New York heat and humidity, he emerged victorious with a resounding scoreline of 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. This triumph extends Djokovic’s immaculate track record in US Open quarter-finals, marking his 13th consecutive win at this crucial stage. It also propels him past Roger Federer, now holding the record for the most Grand Slam men’s semi-final appearances – a record that would not be beat anytime soon.
Djokovic’s relentless pursuit of tennis greatness brings him within a mere two wins of matching the hallowed record for major singles triumphs held by Australian legend Margaret Court.
As the tournament unfolds, Djokovic now awaits the outcome of the all-American quarter-final clash between Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton. The dreams of the host nation, yearning for their first men’s singles champion in two decades, hinge on the result of this encounter. This comes after Taylor Fritz, the world number nine, succumbed to Djokovic’s brilliance.
Djokovic’s quest for tennis immortality at the US Open continues to captivate fans and pundits alike as he stands on the cusp of achieving a feat that would cement his legacy as one of the sport’s all-time greats. With each passing match, the anticipation builds, and the world watches in awe as Djokovic marches on in pursuit of his historic 24th Grand Slam title. It might be quite early to call it, but it seems we may get a Djokovic vs. Alcaraz final, like we saw in Wimbledon.