With a decisive victory over Taylor Fritz of the United States on Tuesday, Novak Djokovic secured a place in the US Open semifinals. The world No. 2 won the match 6-1 6-4 6-4, moving quickly around the court and striking winners from all directions.
Fritz did exhibit some of the qualities that are considered to make him one of tennis’ future stars. He was unable to resist Djokovic’s relentless onslaught. With a win, Djokovic’s chances of capturing a 24th grand slam trophy. Which would tie Margaret Court’s all-time record and break his own men’s record, are preserved.
World 2nd Novak Djokovic
As the highest remaining American seed, Novak Djokovic overcame Flushing Meadows’ exhausting heat and humidity to advance to the US Open’s quarterfinals. The 36-year-old Serbian defeated the No. 9 seed Taylor Fritz for the eighth time in a row. Advance to the US Open semi-finals, where he would face the winner of the match between Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton, two Americans.
To finish off the Californian and save his energy for next difficulties. Djokovic became irritable toward the end of the 6-1 6-4 6-4 triumph that took two hours and 35 minutes. He was thankful for Fritz, who was also affected by the difficult playing conditions. Made a comedy of errors with 51 unforced errors after breaking him back for 4-4 in the third set. Djokovic has maintained an intimidating demeanor throughout the New York event. The quarterfinal was yet another setting where he displayed some outstanding tennis.
Defeat of American Star
Against No. 9 in the world Fritz, Djokovic quickly took the first set with to some spectacular returns and strong serving. In the second set of US Open match battled the tennis legend toe-to-toe after regaining control of the contest. Fritz put in a valiant effort, but a break early in the set allowed Djokovic to seize control of the tie.
In the third set, Fritz, who is having his finest run at his home grand slam, kept improving and put Djokovic to the test. The 36-year-old faced several break points from the American. Djokovic kept coming through when it mattered most to maintain his lead.
Spectator in the stadium cheers and favors their American star Taylor Fritz on every single point. Many spectators at the Arthur Ashe Stadium were cheering for Fritz throughout the match. Djokovic was able to capitalize on the hostile atmosphere and let out a roar when he finally secured match point. Serbian star commented on crowd that “I enjoy the ambiance and enthusiasm on this court. I take that energy, whatever it may be, as fuel to try to play my best tennis because I thrive on it”. I have played so many memorable games on this court over the years. I’m eagerly anticipating the next one in a few days.