There’s no one like Novak Djokovic, and he proves that again!

Novak Djokovic will compete in his tenth US Open final on Sunday

Novak Djokovic is the record holder for many Major achievements, starting with the number of titles. Novak will seek his 24th Major crown on Sunday night in New York, facing Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final. It’s Djokovic’s tenth title match at the season’s last event, extending his record.

Novak is the only player with ten finals at two Major events, leaving his closest rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, on one. Djokovic played his tenth Australian Open final at the beginning of the year, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas and securing his 22nd Major crown.

The most accomplished hard-court player in the Open era secured his 20th Major final on the most common surface in New York, achieving ten finals at two notable events. Novak met the 20-year-old Ben Shelton in the semi-final and earned a 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 triumph in two hours and 40 minutes.Djokovic tamed the rival’s booming serves and grabbed five breaks from 14 opportunities.

Shelton stepped in in the third set’s second part, creating a set point but falling in the tie break. Djokovic tamed his strokes nicely, hitting 28 winners and 25 unforced errors. Shelton sprayed over 40 mistakes, giving his everything but finishing on the losing side in his first Major semi-final.

Novak moved in front with a break at 3-2 in the opening set after Ben’s loose volley. Shelton denied four set points in game eight and prolonged the set.

Novak Djokovic is the first player with ten finals at two Majors.
The home star created a break chance in game nine, and Djokovic denied it, claiming the opener 6-3 in 34 minutes.

The Serb dropped seven points behind the initial shot in the second set, breaking the American’s resistance in the second part. Shelton hit a double fault in the fifth game and fell 3-2 behind, unable to deliver free points and impose his strokes.

The young gun squandered game points at 2-4 and fell on the third break point after Novak’s great net coverage. Djokovic clinched the set with a service winner in game eight, opening a 6-3, 6-2 advantage in an hour and 18 minutes.

The Serb passed the American at the net at the start of the third set, landing a forehand winner to clinch a break and move closer to the finish line. Shelton denied a break point in game five, remaining one break behind and hoping for return chances.They finally came in the eighth game, coming from 30-15 behind and creating a break chance after Novak’s forehand error.

Djokovic sent a backhand long to drop serve for the first time after two hours and one minute and bring the rival back to 4-4. Ben held at 30 in the ninth game, using the crowd’s support and playing with more energy to challenge Novak for the first time.

Djokovic struggled again on serve in the tenth game, offering his rival a set point. Novak denied it with a powerful serve and held after two deuces to level the score at 5-5.The Serb grabbed a break in game 11 with a backhand crosscourt winner, serving for the win at 6-5.

Djokovic experienced issues for the third straight service game, presenting his rival with two break chances. Novak denied them in style before squandering a match point. Shelton seized the third break chance after Djokovic’s loose smash, sending the set into a tie break.

Djokovic earned an early mini-break and grabbed another in the fifth point following a brilliant return, moving 4-1 up. A volley winner sent a three-time winner 5-1 ahead before the American pulled one mini-break back with a forced error.

Shelton climbed back to 4-5 after the opponent’s error before Djokovic sealed the deal at 6-4 to advance into his tenth US Open final.

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