Novak Djokovic, the top-seeded player in the men’s US Open, lighted up the New York skyline once more with another spectacular victory. The Serbian international played a fantastic game of tennis in round 4 of the US Open, chasing history with all his might.
He clashed with Jenson Brooksby, an American youngster who challenged the World No. 1 and even took the opening set off him 6-1.
Novak came back from behind to overcome Jenson in a dramatic fashion, living up to his reputation. The 20-year-old’s effort in the first set, though, remains the match’s highlight. Despite the Serb’s aura, Brooksby played bravely and with the crowd right behind him, won the opening set 6-1.
However, he finally dropped out of the competition after failing to keep up with the top seed.
Novak Djokovic compares Matteo Berrettini
Novak rallied from a set down to win the game in a thrilling four-set match. Despite his early setbacks, he eventually found his stride on the court and became unstoppable. He went on to win the match in four sets, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.
With the victory, he advances to the tournament’s quarter-finals, where he will face Italian star Matteo Berrettini.
Djokovic on Berrettini: Hammer tennis. Lethal serve and forehand, perhaps the hardest hitter, along with Del Potro: If he serves well, which is his biggest weapon, it’s really tough. We had close matches. #USOpen— Saša Ozmo (@ozmo_sasa) September 7, 2021
Novak had spoken on Matteo before the rematch of the 2021 Wimbledon championship finals.
He said “Hammer tennis. Lethal serve and forehand, perhaps the hardest hitter, along with Del Potro: If he serves well, which is his biggest weapon, it’s really tough. We had close matches.”
Between Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic, it is del Potro who had the upper hand. Martin defeated Novak in both the London and Rio Olympics, defying all odds and expectations. As a result, it will be fascinating to see how Novak does against his alleged replica.