Novak Djokovic (1st) and Kei Nishikori (56th) meet for the third round of the US Open. The match will be played this Saturday, September 4, not before 2:30 p.m. (Argentine time). This will be the twentieth match between the two (17-2 history in favor of the Serbian).
The last time these two tennis players met was on July 29, for the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games: with Djokovic victory 6-2 and 6-0, without leaving any answers to Kei. The duel between Nole and the Japanese can be seen live on the screen of ESPN on Star +.
The world number one, who is looking to win his fourth Grand Slam of the season (so far, undefeated in Majors tournaments in 2021), has just beaten Tallon Griekspoor (121st) by 6-2, 6-3 and 6. -2. The Asian, on the other hand, defeated Mackenzie McDonald (61st) in the second instance by 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (5), 2-6 and 6-3.
“I think we complement each other and that the rivalry between us is phenomenal for our sport,” he said at a conference. (Source: YB / US Open Tennis Championships).