Novak Djkovic is one away from a record-breaking 21st major title and the first calendar grand slam in men’s singles since 1969.
He needed the full set to do it, but the World’s No.1 from Serbia defeated No.4 Alexander Zverev of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-4,4-6,6-2 in the US open semifinal at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday.
Djkovic, 34 is tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 20 major single titles, the most in men’s tennis.
He will face Russian and World’s No.2 Daniel Medvedev in the final on Sunday. I am going to put my heart and my soul and my body and my head into that one, said Novak.
I am going to treat the next match like it is the last match of my career. The last man to complete the calendar grand slam, winning the Australian open, French open in the same year was Road laver in 1969.
Six years ago, Serena Williams attempted to complete the grand slam, which had not been done on the women’s circuit since Steffi Graff in 1988.Graff also had won gold in singles at the Olympics.