Djokovic dreams of taking over the US Open to beat the record of 20 titles of Grand Slam that he shares with the other members of the Big Three who could not be in New York due to injuries, the Swiss Roger Federer and the Spanish Rafael Nadal.
In addition, Nole won the other big three this year, Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, so that if he stays with the US Open he will reach the Grand Slam, something that the Australian Rod Laver achieved for the last time in 1969.
“I am going to put my soul, my body and my heart in the last game. This moment that I live is the one I always dreamed of, “said Djokovic, who has 27 consecutive victories in Grand Slam tournaments.
THEY DEFINE IT
For its part, this Saturday the new champion of the women’s team will be known. From 17 the Canadian Leylah Annie Fernández (73) and the British Emma Raducanu (150) will play the final of the contest, the two great surprises and revelations of this tournament.
In the semifinals, Fernández (photo) won neither more nor less than the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (2) by 7/6 (3), 4/6 and 6/4, while Raducanu beat Greek Maria Sakkari (18) by 6/1 and 6/4.
The US Open women’s final will be the first between two such low-ranked tennis players and also the one carried out by two young players, Raducanu, 18 years old, and Fernández, 19, from which the American Serena Williams and the Swiss Martina Hingis played in the 1999 edition. In the 1999 final, Serena, who became champion, was 18 years old, while Hingis arrived at 19.