Tennis – US Open ’18: Novak Djokovic Breezes Into The Final

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic drew nearer to equaling Pete Sampras’ count of 14 Grand Slam titles, subsequent to bulldozing Kei Nishikori to achieve the US Open 2018 final.

Serbia’s Djokovic beat the Japanese 21st seed 6-3 6-4 6-2 to set up the final match with Juan Martin del Potro.

6th seed Djokovic, a two-time champion at Flushing Meadows, will contend in his eighth US Open final, equaling the record of Sampras and Ivan Lendl. The 31-year-old moved to inside one Grand Slam triumph of American Sampras by winning Wimbledon in July, his first significant triumph since the 2016 French Open.

In the event, that he beats Del Potro and square with Sampras, just Roger Federer (20) and Nadal (17) remain above him in the unsurpassed rundown of Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic, who endured with individual and injury issues amid 2017 and the early part of this current year, proceeded with flourishing shape at Flushing Meadows.

Despite the fact that he battled with the warmth and moistness on occasion, there were no particular issues, as he looked vigorous in cooler conditions amid Friday’s evening time semi-final.

Djokovic and Argentine Del Potro, who cruised to the final, after Rafael Nadal resigned from their semi-final match, will meet in the final of the US Open 2018.

Match Summary:

  • The 2011 and 2015 champ suffocated Nishikori with his profound returning, controlling the points and once in a while enabling his rival to drag him into long revives.
  • Djokovic’s level infrequently dropped all through a more than two hour triumph. And, the main slight concern was his failure to change over the plenty of break points which came his direction.
  • The Serbian national just took one of five in the primary set, and missed another four in the principal round of the second set.

  • In any case, his understanding was in the long run remunerated at a fourth chance in the 5th game, and he at that point broke twice more in a significantly less complex third set.

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