Seven games separate the Serbian from winning a new Grand Slam. A hypothetical cross in the semis with the German Alexander Zverev would be one of the highlights of the tournament.
Without a doubt, he is one of the clear favorites to lift the US Open trophy on September 12. The last Grand Slam of the year could crown Novak Djokovic at the top of world tennis by adding his twenty-first title thus beating Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer (two of the great absences of the tournament).
A year 2021 full of successes
The Serbian, who has not been able to specify his particular ‘Goldem Slam’ in this 2021 by not getting a medal in Tokyo , (a milestone that, for now, the German Steffi Graf continues to hold since 1998) will try to conquer his Grand Slam poker . He opened the year with the conquest of the Australian Open last February by beating Medvedev . He did the same in mid-June in the final of the Musketeers at Roland Garros by defeating the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and culminated his successful triad on the 8mm at Wimbeldon by beating the Italian Berrettini .
Turn for the US Open
And it is that the American tournament can exalt the Serbian at the end of the season. Since last Thursday, Novak already knows the roadmap in which there is only one single objective.
Despite the fact that in the first round the Serbian will face one of the tennis players from the previous phase, his continuity in the tournament would be measured against Jan-Lennard Struff . The German already surprised at the past Australian Open in 2020 where he beat the Serbian by a set. Number 52 on the rankings shouldn’t be a problem for Djokovic .
In the third round, it could be measured either with Nishikori , finalist of the 2014 edition or with the 27 seed David Goffin . The thing would increase in complexity and, in the fourth round, the Serbian would face either the Russian Aslan Karatsev , whom he already faced in the semifinals of the Australian Open or the favorite number 14 Álex de Miñaur .
Quarters and semis
Following the route that the fates would have drawn and taking into account the reality of the ATP ranking , Matteo Berrettini , the sixth seed of the tournament, would be his rival. In this way the Wimbledon final would be reissued and perhaps the Italian will seek his personal revenge. Should Djokovic not allow it and reach the men’s semi-finals, Alexander Zverev would be the main player to beat. He arrives in the city of the Big Apple with eleven consecutive victories , the Olympic gold in Tokyo and the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati.
From here everything can happen. Seven games separate Novak Djokovic from his next Grand Slam and the Serbian will do his best to claim himself as the tennis player with the highest number of titles in the great tennis tournaments.