Novak Djokovic (1st) and Alexander Zverev (4th) faces will be seen again. This time, the setting for these semi-finals will be the last Grand Slam tournament of the season: the US Open.
Just two months ago, the German played against the world number one and beat him 1-6, 6-3 and 6-1 in the semifinals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Thanks to that victory, the current number four on the planet deprived the Serbian of obtaining the Golden Slam.
On this occasion, Zverev will try again to end Djokovic’s hopes of obtaining the Grand Slam, something that has not happened since Rod Laver in 1969 at the men’s level. What’s more, Djokovic also has a chance to get his major N ° 21, a title more than important since if he won it, he would surpass Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. If he wins, the German will enter his second Grand Slam tournament final in his career after having done so at the 2020 US Open.
The history between the two tennis players has nine games played with six wins for the Belgrade-born against three for the Hamburg native.. In addition to the aforementioned victory on Japanese soil, Zverev beat Djokovic in the final of the Masters 1000 in Rome in 2017 and the final of the ATP Finals in Great Britain in 2018.
This match can be enjoyed on ESPN on Star + from 8:00 p.m. ARG / CHI and 6:00 p.m. COL / PER / MEX.