NEW YORK – Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic needs nine more sets to complete the calendar Grand Slam. The world’s first player in the eight-final of the US Open won 1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2 and 6: 2 against the young man Jenson Brooksby.
Twenty-year-old Brooksby, who beat the last match of Tomáš Berdych’s career in New York the year before last, played Djokovic sharply. Before the Serb surrendered, the American led 3-0 in the first set, the audience on Arthur Ash’s court cheered, and the favorite was glad he didn’t get a “canary”.
In the second set, Djokovic led 3: 0, but at 3: 1 he lost service once again in a long nineteen-minute game. But then he got the break back and managed the rest of the match.
“I have to say I didn’t have a great start. Jenson flew at me, had a simple plan and fulfilled it perfectly. I missed the rhythm, I was too far behind and I made mistakes.” Djokovic described the introduction. “Set and a half read the game well, but I started to hit the ball cleaner and the end was already successful,” said Djokovic.
Brooksby got a wild card in the competition and in the twenties he became the youngest eight-finalist of the tournament after compatriot Andy Roddick. “Novak will deprive you of your legs first and then your soul,” The 2003 US Open winner Roddick wrote on social media how difficult it is to beat Djokovic.
“I thank Andy for the compliment, but only the first part is true, the second is not,” reagoval Srb and added: “I don’t take anyone’s soul. We each have our beautiful souls and I respect everyone.”
In the quarterfinals, this year’s Australian Open winner, Roland Garros and Wimbledon will meet Matteo Berrettini. Taliana was last defeated in the final on the London grass.
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