Thanks to the victory in four sets against the Italian Matteo Berrettini (8th) in the US Open, the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic (1st) He reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the 42nd opportunity, a category in which he played 66 tournaments and raised his percentage of effectiveness to 63.64%, which keeps it from the rest as the best record in the Open Era.
In addition to having been consecrated in 20 editions of Majors (nine at Australian Open, two at Roland Garros, six at Wimbledon and three at US Open), the one born in Belgrade 34 years ago succumbed eleven times in the semifinals (five in Paris, three in London and three in New York) and another 10 in the decisive match (four in France, one in Great Britain and five in the United States).
The 24 times that he did not qualify until the sixth game are distributed as follows: eight in Melbourne (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2017 and 2018), six at Stade Roland Garros (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2017 and 2018), six in the All England (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2016 and 2017) and four in Flushing Meadows (2005, 2006, 2019 and 2020).
It should be remembered that his immediate pursuer is the Swede Bjorn Borg, who registers 60.71% effectiveness, product of 17 semifinals in 28 participations in large tournaments. One step lower is the Swiss Roger Federer (56.79%, thanks to 46 in 81), the Australian Ken rosewall (56.52%, by 13 in 23) and the Spanish Rafael Nadal (56.45%, grant of 35 in 62).