Djokovic Advances to 47th Grand Slam Semifinal with Dominant Win over Fritz
Novak Djokovic secures a commanding victory over Taylor Fritz, advancing to his 47th Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open.
Novak Djokovic Advances to 47th Grand Slam Semifinal with Commanding Win
Novak Djokovic showcased his prowess at the US Open, defeating top-ranked American Taylor Fritz in a dominant quarterfinal performance. Competing in sweltering 34-degree heat on Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 36-year-old Serbian demonstrated his resilience and exceptional skill, securing a resounding 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Djokovic’s triumph extended his unbeaten streak in US Open quarterfinals, where he now boasts a perfect 13-0 record. Moreover, this victory marked a significant milestone for Djokovic, as he achieved a new Open-era men’s record with an astounding 47 Grand Slam semifinal appearances, surpassing Roger Federer’s previous mark of 46.
Throughout the match, Djokovic took command early and never relinquished control, methodically marching towards his 359th Grand Slam singles victory. He now awaits a semifinal clash with either the tenth-seeded Frances Tiafoe or Ben Shelton.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion is on a quest for his fourth title at this hard-court Slam, having previously claimed victory in 2011, 2015, and 2018. Djokovic has showcased his dominance with four straight-set wins during this fortnight, although he faced a formidable challenge against Laslo Djere in the third round, rallying from a two-sets-to-love deficit for the eighth time in his illustrious career.
Djokovic, a tennis legend, is now one win away from reaching the final at all four majors in the same year for the third time in his remarkable career, having achieved this feat in 2015 and 2021. Furthermore, he aims to secure three Grand Slam victories in a single year for the fourth time, with previous successes in 2011, 2015, and 2021.
Remarkably, Djokovic is set to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the ATP Rankings on September 11, marking a record-extending 390th week at the pinnacle of men’s tennis, irrespective of his ultimate outcome in New York.