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US Open: Djokovic overcomes Nishikori challenge and reaches round of 16

US Open: Djokovic overcomes Nishikori challenge and reaches round of 16

The world’s primary prevented a current streak of surprises at Flushing Meadows

Robert DeutschUSA TODAY Sports activities
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Serbian Novak Djokovic, First seed, this Saturday maintained his objective of finishing the Grand Slam cycle by beating Japan 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 and 6-2 Kei nishikori and get a cross to the knockout levels of the US Open.

The 34-year-old Djokovic is 25-0 in Grand Slam matches to this point this season and is 4 extra away from closing the total cycle for the primary time because the legendary. Rod Laver, in 1969.

The world’s primary prevented a current rAche of surprises at Flushing Meadows to this point within the final Grand Slam event of the season.

Djokovic can be trying to be the primary in males’s tennis historical past to win 21 main titles in his profession after being tied with the Swiss. Roger Federer and spanish Rafael Nadal, who’ve achieved 20 Grand Slam trophies every and are usually not collaborating within the Open as a consequence of damage.

The Serb confirmed that they don’t seem to be but at their finest, Nishikori, 56th on this planet, took the primary set from him, as soon as once more discovered a solution to management the rhythm of the sport and ultimately take the victory after three hours and 32 minutes on the middle courtroom Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Djokovic completed the match with 45 hit winners for 52 unforced errors, along with inserting 15 aces, but in addition committing seven double faults.

Whereas Nishikori, a finalist on the 2014 US Open, additionally didn’t have his finest management with the blows from the again of the courtroom and dedicated 56 unforced errors for 38 winners.

Djokovic’s win over Nishikori was the twenty eighth of their 20 skilled matches and the seventeenth in a row.

Now Djokovic may have as his subsequent rival the winner of the third spherical match that the Russian will play. Asian Karatsev, twenty-first seeded, towards the American Jenson Brooksby, 20 years outdated and 99 on this planet.

In different outcomes, the Italian Matteo Berrettini, sixth seed and runner-up at Wimbledon, gained in 5 units 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4, 2-6 and 6-3 to the Belarusian Ilya Ivashka and he may have the German labeled as a rival Oscar Otte that tremendous by 6-3, 6-4, 2-6 and 7-5 a Andreas Seppi.