Who is Chair Umpiring Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev and Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Daniil Medvedev at US Open 2021?

Published 09/10/2021, 1:51 PM EDT
Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks to the crowd after winning a game in the first set against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on day ten of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


After two weeks of unbelievable entertainment, the iconic US Open is nearing its finale. With the men’s singles final four playing for the all-important prize, stakes are high with unmatched emotion on display. The star-studded semi-finals have the man on a mission, Novak Djokovic take on German sensation Alexander Zverev; with World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev up against Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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Gearing up for an exciting finish, all eyes will turn to the Flushing Meadows. Four of the tournament’s best will take to the courts of New York, attempting to outplay the other. With a chance in the finals at stake, fans can expect ferocious battles on the cards. Ahead of the enticing clash, a recent Tweet confirms the chair umpires for both the matches.

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Two of the sport’s most experienced names will oversee the semi-finals. Undoubtedly, the job on their hands is not an easy one, with tennis’ greats battling it out in much-anticipated clashes. As the Canadian youngster takes on the fierce Medvedev, Chair Umpire Jaume Campistol will be in charge of their clash.

On the other hand, 39-year-old Eva Asderaki will be the chair umpire for the semi-final clash between Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev.

Undoubtedly, all eyes will be on the Serbian legend as he continues on his quest for eternal greatness. However, with a familiar face who has ruined part of his history-making journey already, can Novak find a safe haven for himself and topple the Olympic gold medalist this time?

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Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev

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When the two met earlier this year, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, few predicted the astonishing result of their clash. Novak, who was playing for a shot at a Golden slam, was stopped in his tracks by Alexander, who knocked out the Serb and went on to win the ultimate prize. In what was the biggest upset of the Summer Olympic games, Novak returned home empty-handed, despite being the favorite for glory.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Bronze medal match – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 31, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his bronze medal match against Pablo Carreno of Spain REUTERS/Mike Segar

Now, as Djokovic chases history, aiming for a calendar grand slam, yet again he faces the German youngster. Undoubtedly, given his form right throughout the season and his impeccable touch in the competition so far, Novak remains the favorite to come out on top. However, Alexander is not far behind the World No. 1, recording back-to-back title-winning performances.

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Who will have the last laugh? Will Novak Djokovic redeem himself or will Alexander Zverev once again break his heart and crush the dreams of the Djoker’s fans?

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Melroy Fernandes

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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