Serbian star Novak Djokovic defeated Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev on Friday in the semifinals of the marathon US Open that lasted five sets. With this, he has reached the final of men’s singles. He is only one win away from the calendar Grand Slam. Top-ranked player Djokovic defeated Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in a five-set match at Flushing Meadows, raising his record of victory in the Major Championship this season to 27. Turned out to be -0.
Lever had done this in 1962 as well. If he wins the title, it will be his record 21st Grand Slam. He is currently tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 20 Grand Slam titles. Djokovic, who has been at the top of the ATP rankings for the most weeks, will now take on world number two Daniil Medvedev in the final on Sunday.
Djokovic has won major titles at the Australian Open in February, the French Open in June and Wimbledon in July. The 34-year-old Serbian defeated Zverev on Friday to reach his 31st career Slam final and equaled Federer’s record. He has so far reached a record nine finals in New York, winning the championship three times.