Novak Djokovic lost to Alexander Zverev at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but he took revenge on Friday and is now far away from history. In a thrilling five-set match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Djokovic defeated Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 and broke into US Open finals. Djokovic can rank first in the historical Grand Slam trophy list and become the first ever Grand Slam champion to win a final in 52 years.
Zverev won the first set 6-4, but Djokovic stormed back, winning second and third 6-2 and 6-4 respectively. The third set included a historic 53 rebound, which was the longest in the history of the U.S. Open semifinals and the longest in Djokovic’s career. After the game, Djokovic said that he was experiencing a “hurricane” or “tornado” in that 53-stroke rally.
With a strong 6-4 fourth set, Zverev forced the fifth set to determine who will enter the US Open final. The lively Djokovic withstood the heroic efforts of Zverev, dominating the final set 6-2 and hitting his vote. Djokovic now has a 36-10 record in five sets and a total record of 7-3 against Zverev.
“He is a great person and a better player,” Djokovic said of Zverev. “I know that today’s game will be a great battle”
A victory in Sunday’s final will give Djokovic his 21st Grand Slam trophy, putting him ahead of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer-both of whom have missed this year’s beauty due to injuries. Online men’s singles record. This will also be Djokovic’s fourth US Open champion.
Zverev, who is still looking for his first Grand Slam title, has the chance to enter the final of the US Open for the second consecutive time after finishing runner-up in last year’s championship. The first five-set tiebreaker in the history of the U.S. Open finals determined the game, because Dominic Tim won 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(6) The fierce competition won.
Djokovic has a perfect 27-0 Grand Slam record in 2021. If Djokovic wins the U.S. Open, he will become the first men’s singles player to record a calendar year Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969.
This is not the first time Djokovic and Zverev have faced each other in a high-stakes match. Zverev is a 24-year-old German. He won the last 16 games on Friday and defeated Djokovic in the semi-finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Zverev will eventually win the Olympic gold medal.
Earlier Friday, the world’s second-ranked Daniel Medvedev defeated No. 12 seed Felix Ogg-Aliasim 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 and advanced to the U.S. Open. The finals. This will be the third Grand Slam final of his career, and he is looking for his first victory.
The 25-year-old Russian will be a strong challenger for Djokovic. He lost only one set in this game and reached the final of the 2019 U.S. Open, in which he lost to Rafael Nadal.
Medved defeated Djokovic three times in ATP matches. The two also faced off at the Australian Open in February. Djokovic won the championship with a score of 7-5, 6-2, and 6-2.
The US Open men’s singles final is scheduled to be held at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York at 4 pm Eastern time.