Novak Djokovic (1st) beat Alexander Zverev (4th) by 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6 and 6-2 and is a finalist of the US Open 2021. The Serbian will define the title, this Sunday, against Daniil Medvedev (2nd), who left Felix Auger-Aliassime (15th) on the road.
Nole, with this triumph, will say present in the four finals majors what was in this season: Until now, he has won the three he has played and will seek to put the finishing touch to the year with the Grand Slam. He is 27-0 in best-of-five-set matches.
In a high-flying encounter, where the German showed moments in which he clearly surpassed the Serbian, Djokovic ends up unscathed, again: In the last four games he had, he lost the first set and then recovered. The last tennis player who achieved something like this in a Grand Slam was the Argentine Guillermo Cañas, at Roland Garros 2002.
In this way, Zverev will continue to put off his first big title. While Djokovic reached his 31st final in tournaments in this category, equaling Roger Federer (9th): for now, he and the Swiss (plus Rafael Nadal) have 20 trophies in this category. If he beats Medvedev, he will become the most winning tennis player in history.