• Yashraj

Djokovic reverses Kei Nishikori and enter top 16 U.S. Open to fight for "Annual Grand Slam"

The world's number one tennis champion Novak Djokovic defeated Japanese player Kei Nishikori in the third round of the US Open men’s singles on the 4th (local time) to advance to the top 16. If he seal king this time, he will become the first male player to win 4 Grand Slam championships in the same year in 52 years.

Djokoic is confident to win
Djokoic is confident to win

After promotion, Djokoic is confident to win the championship

Djokovic played against Japanese player Kei Nishikori, who was also the seeded player in the third round of the tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium on the 4th. After losing the 7th in the first set, he stabilized, and only caught up with 3 sets in a row. It took 3 hours and 32 minutes to come out. Line reversal wins.

Djokovic finally defeated Kei Nishikori 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3, and 6-2. This was also the 17th consecutive victory of Djokovic and Kei Nishikori. His career record is 18 wins and 2 losses. Next, Djokovic will play in the Men's Singles Round of 16 against Jenson Brooksby, the 99th-ranked American wild card player in the Men's Open, or Russian 21st seed Aslan Karatsev.

"This kind of emotional moment on the court, whether it is good or bad, is not what I planned, it just happens naturally." Djokovic said: "In the heat of the moment, when you think this is a very important moment, you Just want to vent, try to take advantage of the energy you create, whether it comes from yourself or the audience."

Annual Grand Slam historical status

In tennis, the Australian Open, French Open or Roland-Garros, Wimbledon Championship, and US Open are called "Slam Series, Grand Slam". If a player can win all four championships in the same year, it is called "Annual Grand Slam".

If Djokovic is successfully crowned the U.S. Open for the fourth time, Djokovic will become the first men's tennis player to win 4 majors in the same year after Australian star Rod Laver swept 4 majors in 1969. The player will also surpass the Swiss star Roger Federer and Spain's Rafael Nadal to become the male tennis player with a total of 21 titles and the most championship titles in the Slam series.