Special premiere in a very particular tournament. Novak Djokovic, No. 1 in the world, has a generational duel against Holger Rune, 18, and in his first Grand Slam. This Tuesday, then, the Serbian appears at the US Open against the Danish in a contest where all eyes are captured, since He won the three Major of the year and wants all four and also aims to achieve the record of 21.
Djokovic is measured with Rune from 8:00 p.m. in Argentina, 7:00 p.m. in Chile and 6:00 p.m. in Colombia, with live broadcast on ESPN 2. Undoubtedly, there is a lot of expectation for its presentation in the New York cement.
That is why this United States Open is so special, since Djokovic has just been crowned in 2021 at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon and aims to be the first man in 52 years, since the Australian Rod Laver in 1969, to win the four Grand Slam of the same season. If he takes the title at the US Open, then he will be the second in the professional era to achieve that feat.
Meanwhile, the Serbian is going for another historical feat: surpassing the 20 Major of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Both the Swiss and the Spanish won two dozen Grand Slam races in their careers, while Djokovic had started 2021 with 17, but thanks to his successes in Melbourne, Paris and London he reached them. That is why he wants to get 21st and be the most winning male of all.
In the first match of the night shift, at the main Arthur Ashe stadium, Djokovic, leader of the ATP ranking, faces Rune (145th), who is 18 years old and disputes his first Major. Precisely, the Dane has just finished the qualifying phase and faces the most difficult challenge, against the Serbian.
If he wins, Djokovic will play on the second round with German Jan-Lennard Struff (52nd) or Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor (121st). Now he is going for the first of the seven victories he is looking for in the US Open to achieve the double feat and go much more in history.