Djokovic Rallies To Keep Grand Slam Hopes Alive

Jonathan Grant | September 9th, 2021

Novak Djokovic is closing in on history at the US Open in New York. The Serbian tennis star fell behind a set to Matteo Berrettini on Wednesday in the quarterfinals, but he didn’t let that faze him too badly as he went on to win 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to book his spot in the semis and put himself two matches away from winning all four grand slam tournaments within a single calendar year.


Should he do that, he will be the first man to do so since 1969. He would also win his 21st major overall, which would be a record on the men’s side of things. Djokovic had 17 unforced errors in the first set but recovered to have just 11 over the next three sets, showing his dominance and ability to bounce back and handle adversity. He will now take on Alexander Zverev in the semis while the other semi will feature Daniil Medvedev against Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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