Djokovic Advances to US Open Quarterfinals in Pursuit of 24th Major; Fritz and Tiafoe Join the Party
Novak Djokovic secures a spot in his 13th US Open quarterfinal, Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe also advance, creating American tennis history.
Djokovic’s Quest for 24th Major Continues
Novak Djokovic, the three-time US Open champion, keeps his pursuit of Grand Slam No. 24 alive with a convincing victory over Croatian qualifier Borna Gojo. Djokovic’s win extends his remarkable 2023 Grand Slam record to 24-1.
US Open Quarterfinal Appearance No. 13
Djokovic’s victory secures his 13th US Open quarterfinal appearance, tying him with tennis legends Andre Agassi and Roger Federer for the second-most in history, behind Ivan Lendl’s 17.
Quarterfinal Clash with Taylor Fritz
Djokovic is set to face top-ranked American Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals. Djokovic acknowledges Fritz’s prowess, especially in hard-court tournaments in the United States, and is prepared for the challenge. Djokovic holds a 7-0 record against Fritz, having lost only two sets in their previous encounters.
Historic Achievement for American Men
In an impressive showing of American tennis, Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, and Ben Shelton have reached the US Open quarterfinals. This achievement marks the first time since 2005 that three American men have advanced to the quarterfinals in the same year. The trio aims to continue their impressive run in the tournament.
Tiafoe and Shelton’s Victories
Frances Tiafoe secured his spot in the quarterfinals with a dominant performance, defeating Australian Rinky Hijikata in straight sets. Meanwhile, Ben Shelton emerged victorious against compatriot Tommy Paul. Shelton’s achievement makes him the youngest American to reach the US Open quarterfinals since Andy Roddick in 2002.