The Serbian and the German fought a battle of beauty last night in the semi-finals of the US Open.
The 22,500 spectators at Stade Arthur-Ashe roared with pleasure and there was plenty. In the 3e Last night’s US Open semi-final set, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev offered a sensational exchange. From Germany’s service to their winning forehand, a minute and ten seconds passed during which the two players exchanged 53 strokes!
An incredible hitting battle finally won by a Zverev who, exhausted, did not even have the strength to celebrate this legendary point allowing him to save a set point. This will not prevent Djokovic from winning the round and the match (4-6, -2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2) to reach the final at Flushing Meadows for the 9e times of his career. Opposed to Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, the Serbian is only one step away from the feat of winning all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open). Unheard of since Rod Laver in 1969 for men. In the ladies’ category, Margaret Court had succeeded in 1970 and Steffi Graf in 1988.