After the captivating major at Flushing Meadows, the reunion of the ‘Big Four’ was witnessed after a prolonged wait. It was there that the ‘Resurgent King’, Novak Djokovic seized the US Open crown and shared third position with 14-time major champion, Pete Sampras.
This year’s US Open has been noteworthy as the tennis legends and the budding tennis stars were all in action. Moreover, the end of the tournament triggered the race to the Year End World Number One ranking.
The World Number One, Rafael Nadal withdrew from his semifinal match against Juan Martin del Potro due to a knee injury. Irrespective of his retirement in the New York City, the Spaniard continues to reign on the apex position.
Meanwhile, John Millman kept Federer 2000 points away from his longtime rival, Nadal. As the Australian prevailed over the Swiss Legend from the round of 16 of the Flushing Meadows major.
The ‘Serbian Resurgent King’, Novak Djokovic has given a splendid performance in the second half of the 2018 tennis season. This year he has not just taken two slams, but in addition to that, he has become the ‘Golden Master’ as he clinched all the nine Masters 1000 tournaments in Cincinnati by winning the Western and Southern Open title.
The 31-year-old Serb was ranked 75th in the world during the clay season in May and before the tournament in Rome, he never imagined to make his presence in the 2018 ATP Finals in London.
Soon after the maestro, Djokovic won 90 per cent of his matches which included a historic win against Nadal in Wimbledon. His past six tournaments have uplifted him with 5750 points.
Djokovic’s 14th Grand Slam diadem has registered him in the list of Year-End World Number One ranking contenders.
The Serb is just 455 points behind the 20-time major champion, Federer and may soon replace Nadal. It is the first time ever since May 2017, Djokovic has established himself in the top three.
Djokovic has once begun his reign on the ATP circuit after his hiatus due to the elbow injury. His elite fitness and his dynamic movement on the court have left the audience spellbound.
Last year the US Open champion, Djokovic was dealing with incessant upsets and injuries had taken a toll. Despite all that, the maestro embraced all the ups and downs of his career and worked upon them one by one.
Djokovic’s family has played a significant role in his revival. They kept him motivated and aided him to win laurels from his country.