New York (AP) – Tennis professional Novak Djokovic is in the final after hard work at the Masters tournament, which has been moved from Cincinnati to New York.
Three days before the start of the US Open, the 33-year-old Serb won the semi-final against Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut with difficulty 4: 6, 6: 4, 7: 6 (7: 0). Only after almost three hours did the number one in the world convert his first match point in the tie-break. In the final, the top favorite of the US Open will meet high-ranking Milos Raonic on Saturday. The Canadian, number 30 in the ATP world ranking, beat the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 7: 6 (7: 5), 6: 3.
Djokovic is unbeaten this year. For the number one in the world it was already the 22nd victory in a row. He is considered a top favorite at the US Open, not only since the cancellations of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The Serb is aiming for his 18th Grand Slam triumph.