Going for more, for another key step. Novak Djokovic, No. 1 in the world, is three victories away from becoming the first man in 52 years to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same season and from being the top Major Champion in history. Matteo Berrettini (8th) gets in his way this Wednesday, in the quarterfinals of the US Open, with live action on ESPN 2 and Star +.
Djokovic, 34, seeks to write more history and is the center of attention at the United States Open, the fourth and last Grand Slam of 2021. The Serbian conquered the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles this year and Now he is going for the US Open, since he wants to copy the Australian Rod Laver, who is the only man in the era open to professionalism to achieve the 4 Major in the same year, in 1969. He had previously achieved it in 1962, as an amateur.
The clash between Djokovic and Berrettini is played, live on ESPN 2 and Star +, from 22:00 ARG / CHI / URU, 21:00 BOL / PAR / VEN and 20:00 COL / ECU / PER.
The Serbian comes from leaving sets in his walk through the cement of New York and now he meets the Italian, whom he surpassed in all three official crosses, the most recent in four sets in the Wimbledon final, and this year he also beat him in another Grand Slam, in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros, also in four sets.
The winner will face German Alexander Zverev (4th) or South African rising Lloyd Harris (46th) in a semi-final on Friday. The former has gone unbeaten in 15 games, including gold at the Tokyo Olympics and the Cincinnati Masters 1000 title, always on a hard surface.
The clear favorite is Zverev, who is at a high level and with a lot of confidence, but the finalist of the US Open a year ago should not neglect Harris, on the rise and who is playing for the first time in the quarterfinals of one of the big four circuit tournaments.