Novak Djokovic began his accumulation of major trophies on the hard courts of the Australian Open in 2008.; his title there this February was his ninth; he claimed his second trophy on the red clay at Roland Garros in June, followed by his sixth on the grass at Wimbledon in July.
A quarter on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows in the final on September 12 would not only allow him to break a tie in his career slams with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, He would also achieve 4 of 4 this year, something that only two other tennis players have achieved.
Don Budge was the first in 1938, and Rod Laver continued to organize real Grand Slams in 1962 and 1969. This is an achievement: In the 52 years since then, no man had won the first three major titles in a single season, until now Djokovic.
Last year’s trip to New York didn’t end happily for Djokovic after he was disqualified. from her fourth-round match after inadvertently hitting a linesman with a ball she hit after losing a game in the first set.
The only Grand Slam match he has lost since that day was in the final against Nadal at the French Open delayed by the pandemic. last year, in October.