Novak Djokovic is invincible even in the US Open! The Serbs also won in the quarter-finals. “Joker” won over American Taylor Fritz with 6:1,6:4,6:4 after 2:35 hours. Djokovic faced only a few problems in the third set. The Serb won in three sets after 2:35 hours. The Serbian tennis star will face Ben Shelton in the semi-finals. Djokovic is just two wins away from his 24th Grand Slam win. With his 47th semi-final at a Grand Slam tournament, his 13th at Flushing Meadows Djokovic He now holds this record alone and is ahead of Swiss Roger Federer. He is the oldest US Open semi-finalist since Jimmy Connors (39) 32 years ago.
For Fritz it was his eighth loss in his eighth duel with the superstar. Before the quarterfinals, the ninth-seeded American professional had not lost a set during the tournament and had only dropped serve once. managed it in the first sentence Djokovic Three breaks against the fan favorite. In the third round, the world number two, who will take back the top spot after the tournament, faltered several times, but in the end he won confidently.
Ben Shelton was the next surprise in the quarterfinals. Novak Djokovic’s semi-final opponent held on to lead 6:2, 3:6, 7:6 (9:7), 6:2 in a spectacular quarterfinal duel against Frances Tiafoe. Shelton is in the top four for the first time in her second appearance at a Grand Slam tournament in New York. However, Shelton is a clear outsider in the semi-finals against Novak Djokovic, who is 16 years his senior.
Tiafoe, 25, made the top four in New York for the first time last year but could not hold on to her role as favorite against Shelton in temperatures of more than 25 degrees and high humidity. In a game at different levels, both American professionals went on the offensive, showing top-class winning shots but also making many mistakes. “It was an emotional fight,” Shelton said of looking forward to the clash Djokovic: “could not be better.”
Shortly before the game began, Tiafoe stressed the special significance of the first quarterfinal between two African-American men at a Grand Slam tournament in the professional era. “It’s a big night for a lot of reasons, obviously two Americans, two African Americans. I think it’s a big night for people of color who look at me and Ben and know that they can be in this position, too.”