Novak Djokovic defeated his dear friend Alexander Zverev in the US Open semi-final to have a shot at winning a historical year Grand Slam. The Serbian sensation has already won the Australian Open, the Roland Garros, and Wimbledon this season. If Djokovic conquers the US Open, he will be the first man to have clinched 4 majors in the same year after Rod Laver did it in 1969.
Djokovic is the GOAT
During the press conference that followed his semifinal against the Novak Djokovic, Sascha Zverev explains why he believes the Serbian legend is the greatest.
“I think it’s great for the sport. Nobody thought anybody will do it again, what Rod Laver did. To see him have the chance on Sunday, I do believe that he will do it is great. He’s breaking every single record that there is,” said Zverev.
“If you look at the stats, if you look the pure game of tennis action, he’s the greatest of all time. Nobody is there with him, because most weeks world No. 1, most Masters 1000s titles, most likely going to be the most Grand Slams at the end of the day. And he has the chance of winning all four in the same year. How do you compete with that?”
Djokovic at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021
Ranked no.1, Djokovic has a composed 44-5 match record in 2021. Djokovic is competing at the U.S. Open where he bested Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune 6-1 6-75 6-2 6-1, Tallon Griekspoor 6-2 6-3 6-2, Kei Nishikori 6-74 6-3 6-3 6-2, Jenson Brooksby 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2, Matteo Berrettini 5-7 6-2 6-2 6-3 and Alexander Zverev 4-6 6-2 6-4 4-6 6-2.
Novak has won 4 titles in 2021 at the Australian Open, in Belgrade, at the French Open and in Wimbledon. The Serbian got to the final in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia).
Novak won 85 titles in his career: 48 on hard courts, 17 on clay courts, 13 on indoor courts and 7 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Medvedev at the U.S. Open, ranking, and results in 2021
Ranked no.2 (career-high), Medvedev owns an overall 46-10 match record in 2021. Medvedev is now having a run at the U.S. Open where he ousted Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-3 6-1, Dominik Koepfer 6-4 6-1 6-2, Pablo Andujar 6-0 6-4 6-3, Daniel Evans 6-3 6-4 6-3, Botic Van De Zandschulp 6-3 6-0 4-6 7-5 and Felix Auger Aliassime 6-4 7-5 6-2.
The Russian clinched 3 titles in 2021 in Marseille, in Mallorca and in Toronto. Medvedev got to the final at the Australian Open.
The Russian won 12 titles in his career: 5 on hard courts, 6 on indoor courts and 1 on grass courts. (See the list of his titles)
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev played each other 8 times. Their actual record is 5-3 for Djokovic. Previously, the last time when they played, Novak Djokovic won 7-5 6-2 6-2 in the final in Melbourne (Australian Open) on the 21st of February 2021.
Here the highlights.
Alexander Zverev in 2021
At present, during this year Alexander has a 43-12 win-loss record. Alexander has won 4 titles in 2021 in Acapulco, in Madrid, in Tokyo and in Cincinnati.
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