US Open / Novak Djokovic strives for annual Grand Slam
The U.S. Open will start tomorrow, and world champion Djokovic will seek to become the first male tennis player to complete the annual Grand Slam and win the most Grand Slam titles in 52 years.
Agence France-Presse reported that since the legendary Australian Rod Laver completed the men's tennis annual grand slam in 1969, no one has written any more records. Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, faced the opportunity to remain famous in history and was more motivated to work hard in the last major of the year, marking the perfect end to this year's imposing performance.
Djokovic said: "I know how big the opportunity is right now. I have a strong motivation to play the best performance. (Can leave a historical record) give me a lot of encouragement and motivation, there is no doubt about this."
In the past few years, five players who have won the US Open Men’s Singles Championship include Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, Spanish players Rafael Nadal, Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, and Austria’s champion Dominic Thiem, who won the championship last year. The Nets all missed games due to injuries.
This makes Djokovic want to win the record 21st Grand Slam trophy in his career, the main obstacle will come from several rising stars in their 20s who are striving for the first Grand Slam title of their career, including rankings.
The second-seeded Russian player Daniil Medvedev, the third-seeded player Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece, and the German star Alexander Zverev, who has just picked up gold in the Tokyo Olympics and ranked the fourth seed in the conference.