US Open 2021: World No 1 Novak Djokovic ties Roger Federer’s record with his 31st Grand Slam final

Novak Djokovic kept his bid for a calendar Grand Slam alive on Friday, overcoming German Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the US Open semifinal. The World No 1 also tied Roger Federer’s record with his 31st Grand Slam final.

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US Open 2021: World No 1 Novak Djokovic ties Roger Federer’s record with his 31st Grand Slam final

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Novak Djokovic kept his bid for a calendar Grand Slam alive on Friday, overcoming German Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the US Open semifinal. The World No 1 also tied Roger Federer’s record with his 31st Grand Slam final.

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Novak Djokovic is rewriting history books one after another. The World No 1 defeated German Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to enter the US Open 2021 final. Also making Djokovic 27-0 in major championships this season. Apart from keeping his bid for a calendar Grand Slam alive, the Serb also equaled Roger Federer’s record with his 31st grand Slam final. It will be Djokovic’s record ninth US Open final.

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Novak Djokovic enters into the finals of US Open 2021
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This is the second time in Djokovic’s career that he has reaches all four major finals in a calendar year. Although, having previously done so in 2015. Djokovic joins Federer (2006, 2007, 2009) as the only two men to have accomplished the feat multiple times in the Open Era. Australian great Rod Laver managed it once in the Open Era. When he won all four majors to complete the Calendar Grand Slam in 1969.

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He has moved within one win of reaching a men’s record 21 Grand Slam titles. However, he avenges his loss to Zverev at the Tokyo Olympics in front of a roaring crowd inside Arthur Ashe Stadium. Along with Rod Laver, the last person to complete a calendar slam 52 years ago, looking on. Three women have completed what’s known as a true Grand Slam, most recently Steffi Graf in 1988. Serena Williams’ attempt in 2015 ended at the US Open with a semifinal loss to Roberta Vinci.

Djokovic, who has spent more weeks at No. 1 in the ATP rankings than anyone, figures out what is required to emerge on top and does it. In each of his past four matches and 10 in all at the Slams this yea, he trailed by a set and won.

Novak Djokovic will face Russian Daniil Medvedev in the final’s of US Open 2021

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Daniil Medvedev
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He will face Russian Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s final. After the world number two sent off 21-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in his semifinal.

If Djokovic manages to beat Daniil Medvedev on Sunday it will secure him two significant milestones. He would add the 2021 US Open trophy to those he won at the Australian Open in February. And French Open in June and Wimbledon in July. And the 34-year-old from Serbia would collect his 21st Slam title in all, breaking the men’s career mark he currently shares with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

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