World number 1 Novak Djokovic has now moved closer to complete the Grand Slam dream after his dominating display to dismiss the Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor in the second round of the US Open on Friday.
The Serbian crushed past Griekspoor to take the game by 6-2,6-3,6-2 in his favour to advance to the next round to face the Japanese international Kei Nishikori in the third round of the US Open. Nishikori is well remembered for his great run in the 2014 US open finishing as a runner up.
This man is going to be TOUGH to beat. pic.twitter.com/ZVFQbnyVQm
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2021
The 34-year-old is set on chasing history as he is few wins away from grabbing on to the fourth US Open title of his tennis career. The 21st Grand Slam will put Djokovic above the likes of the Swiss superstar Roger Federer and the mighty Spaniard Rafael Nadal.
Top-seeded Djokovic is quite clearly a huge favourite to win the US Open as he is yet to lose a Grand Slam match in 2021. Although the tennis ace ended his Tokyo Olympic campaign earlier than expected, he is still on the hunt to complete the calendar-year Grand Slam and is looking to become the first player to do so since 1969 that would make him join the legendary Rod Laver if he manages to lift the title at Flushing Meadows.
“I’m as motivated as ever to do well,” said Djokovic reported by AFP
Novak Djokovic has towered over the tennis world in 2021.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 31, 2021