Cruises to 24th major title
Novak Djokovic (#2-Serbia) celebrates after defeating Borna Goyo (#105-Croatia) during their men’s singles round of 16 match at the US Open on March 3, 2018 in New York, United States. Djokovic, bidding for his 24th Grand Slam title, won 3-0 (6-2 7-5 6-4) to reach the quarterfinals where he will face Taylor Fritz (#9-USA).
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) has reached the quarterfinals of the men’s singles competition at the 스포츠토토 U.S. Open tennis tournament ($65 million-$857 million prize pool).
Djokovic defeated 105th-ranked Borna Goyo of Croatia 3-0 (6-2 7-5 6-4) in the round of 16 of the men’s singles at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on Thursday.
Djokovic finished runner-up at the 2021 U.S. Open, but missed last year’s tournament as he was unable to step foot on U.S. soil due to not having received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Djokovic, who won his 23rd career major title at this year’s French Open, is making his first appearance at the US Open in two years.
Earlier in the day, 토토 Djokovic bounced back from a 1-2 set deficit against 38th-ranked László Zere (Serbia) in the round of 32 with three straight sets to win the match.
Djokovic will face Taylor Fritz (No. 9-USA) in the quarterfinals.
“It was the first time I played against Borna today and I tried to block his powerful serve,” Djokovic said after the match. “Fortunately, I was able to show my skills in the important moments and won the match in straight sets.”
Along with Djokovic, defending champion Carlos Alcaraz (No. 1-Spain) is the favorite to win the tournament. Alcaraz and Djokovic are drawn in different brackets and will not meet until both players reach the final.
With Alcaraz facing Matteo Arnaldi (#61-Italy) in the round of 16, Djokovic’s quarterfinal victory means he has plenty of time to wait for his next opponent.
Meanwhile, in the women’s singles, Jelena Ostapenko (21st-Latvia) produced an upset in the round of 16, defeating World No. 1 Iga Sibyontek (Poland) 2-1 (3-6 6-3 6-1).
Ostapenko has established herself as a clear ‘nemesis’ against Sibyontek, 스포츠토토링크 winning all four of their meetings.
Ostapenko will play Coco Goff (No. 6-USA) for a spot in the quarterfinals.