Novak Djokovic (1st) is very close to his two goals: to achieve the Grand Slam (the four major tournaments of the year) and the title major number 21. The Serbian will seek to reach the final of the US Open, facing Alexander Zverev (4th) in the semifinals. Given this, the great John McEnroe opined on the number one in the world.
“He wants to smash that record. You can win two to four more Grand Slams. Save his best version for last, he grows stronger as the tournament progresses. The way he played against Berrettini two nights ago, especially the last three sets, was his best tennis in the entire tournament.“, the American told TennisNow.
On the other hand, McEnroe was encouraged to predict Nole’s future at the US Open: “He is going to win the Grand Slam. I think he’s going to get it, but easier said than done. Let’s see how it supports that weight. So far he’s doing it like no one has done before in the last 10 years. I think it’s ready for the moment“.
“The biggest obstacle you have is pressure. Zverev has incredible serve and he beat him in Tokyo, but it was best of three sets. Nole lost the first set to Berrettini and answered imperatively. That shows your strength. He is at a high level and wants him much more than the missing players in the draw“, closed, forceful, John.