Serbian Novak Djokovic, number one in the world, advanced this morning to the semifinals of the US Open, fourth and last Grand Slam tournament of the year, after winning a tough match over the Italian Matteo Berrettini by 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 and 6-3.
Djokovic (1) surrendered from lowest to highest to defeat the Italian Berrettini (8) in a match that lasted three and a half hours, on the Arthur Ashe center court of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center complex, in the New York neighborhood of Queen’s .
The 34-year-old Serbian will play one of the semifinals against the German
Alexander Zverev (4), who earlier had surpassed the South African
Lloyd Harris (46) for 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 and 6-4 in two hours and five minutes.
The other semifinal will be cheered by the Russian
Daniil Medvedev (2) and the Canadian
Felix-Auger Aliassime (15), classified to that instance since last Tuesday.
In the case of Djokovic, he intends to take over the US Open to overcome the record of 20 Grand Slam titles that he shares with the other members of the “Big Three” who could not be in New York due to injuries, the Swiss
Roger Federer and spanish
Nole This year he won the other three majors, Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, so if he stays with the US Open he will reach the Grand Slam, something that was last achieved by the Australian Rod Laver in 1969.
For its part, in the ladies’ draw, tonight the semifinals of the contest will be played, which will distribute a total of $ 57,500,000 in prizes.
The first “semi” will be encouraged by the Belarusian from 20 (Argentina time)
Aryna Sabalenka (2) with the Canadian
Leylah Annie Fernandez (73).
The second semifinal was scheduled for no earlier than 9:30 p.m. and will feature the Greek
Maria Sakkari (18) and the British
Emma Raducanu (150).