Novak Djokovic of Serbia has maintained his hopes of completing a Calendar Year Grand Slam alive by reaching the semi-finals of the 2021 US Open.
In three hours and 30 minutes, Djokovic defeated Matteo Berrettini 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Djokovic dropped a set before winning handily for the fourth time in five matches this season.
Djokovic’s notable statistics following his quarter-final triumph
Djokovic has a 4-0 record in head-to-head matches against Berrettini.
At this point, Djokovic is 12-0 in the US Open quarterfinals and 42-9 in all majors.
At Flushing Meadows, it was his 80th match victory.
This year, Djokovic has a 26-0 win-loss record at Grand Slams.
Djokovic describes the match as “awesome.”
Djokovic praised Berrettini described the match as “amazing,” with “a lot of energy on and off the court.”
“It was a fantastic match, with a lot of excitement on and off the court. Matteo is a fantastic player who has established himself as a Top 10 player. Every time we square off, it’s a close call “Djokovic stated this during his on-court interview.
The match’s key statistics
Djokovic served 12 aces in the set, with Berrettini serving 17.
The Serb won 74% of the first-serve points and struck 44 winners.
Djokovic committed 15 fewer unforced errors than his opponent, who committed 43.
He was able to convert five of the sixteen breakpoints.
He scored 147 points in all, including nine in a row.
Zverev defeats Harris to advance to the semi-finals
Alexander Zverev easily defeated Lloyd Harris in straight sets.
Last year’s finalist Zverev dominated the match, capturing the South African’s opening-service games in the second and third sets on his way to a 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-4 victory.
With this victory, Zverev has extended his winning run to 16 matches.