Novak Djokovic (1st) continues in search of the Grand Slam: the world number one fought to beat Kei Nishikori (56th) by 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 and 6-2, in three hours and 32 minutes of play. In this way, Nole is in the round of 16 and waits for the winner of the clash between Aslan Karatsev (25th) and Jenson Brooksby (99th).
With this triumph, in addition to reaching 24 consecutive victories in major tournaments, he achieved another mark. The Serbian equaled a number shared by Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl and Rod Laver: it was the seventh Grand Slam match he won this season after losing the first set of the same..
In total it is the 38th victory in his career after giving up the first round. Only Roger Federer, Andre Agassi and Lendl surpass him.
On the other hand, Djokovic He beat Nishikori for the seventeenth time in a row: the record is currently 18-2 in Novak’s favor. Now, he’s just four games away from crowning his 21st major title. Federer and Rafael Nadal, absent from Flushing Meadows, have 20 trophies..