‘Flawless technician’ Novak Djokovic (36, Serbia, world ranking 2nd) escaped from the brink and reached the round of 16 of the US Open.
Djokovic lost to Laszlo Zere (28, Serbia, world ranking 38th) in the third round (round of 32) of the men’s singles at the 2023 US Open Tennis Tournament held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King Tennis National Center in New York on the 2nd (Korean time). They came from behind to win 3-2 (4-6 4-6 6-1 6-1 6-3).
Djokovic, who participated in the US Open for the first time in two years, will challenge for his 24th Grand Slam title, the most of all time. He finished second at Wimbledon last July and is aiming for his fourth U.S. Open title.
The person he faced to advance to the round of 16 was his fellow national Jere. Djokovic lost both the first and second sets 4-6 and was on the verge of being eliminated. However, he later regained his skills and won the 3rd and 4th sets 6-1.
Djokovic, who brought the game back to square one, played a full set from the third round. Djokovic, who widened the lead to 3-0 in the 5th set, took the win. In the end, he won the 5th set, putting an end to the fierce battle that lasted 3 hours and 54 minutes.메이저사이트
Djokovic will compete with Borna Gozo (25, Croatia, world ranking 105th) to advance to the quarterfinals.
Iga Sibiontek (22, Poland), world number one on the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) tour, advanced to the round of 16 by defeating Kaya Jouban (22, Slovenia, world rank 145) 2-0 (6-0 6-1). advanced.
Caroline Wozniacki (33, Denmark), who announced her return to active duty last month after becoming a mother of two children, defeated Jennifer Brady (28, USA, ranked 433rd in the world) 2-1 (4-6 6-3 6) -1) and joined the round of 16.
Wozniacki’s opponent in the round of 16 is Coco Gauff (19, USA, world ranking 6th), known as the ‘second Serena’.
Meanwhile, TV channels SPOTV and SPOTV ON, and sports OTT service SPOTV NOW will broadcast all US Open final matches live on satellite. It will also be broadcast live on SPOTV ASIA. SPOTV Asia is a channel broadcast to 13 countries in Southeast Asia, including the tennis Grand Slam tournaments Wimbledon and US Open, men’s professional tennis ATP Tour, motorcycle racing tournament Moto GP, WTT (World Table Tennis) table tennis tournament, and BWF (World Table Tennis). It provides a variety of content, including the World Badminton Federation (Badminton World Federation) badminton competition, the International Sport Climbing (IFSC) and the Sport Climbing World Cup.