WATCH: Former Champions Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray Have a Knock Ahead of the US Open 2021

Published 08/29/2021, 5:33 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 10: Novak Djokovic of Serbia talks with Andy Murray of Great Britain before their practice match ahead of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been the best player this season by far. He has done something not many have been able to execute – winning the first three Grand Slam titles of the season. The Serb is all set to make it four out of four this year.

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Recently, Novak Djokovic was seen practicing with former champion and rival Andy Murray. Both players were involved in some intense rallies and from the looks of it, they were certainly striking the ball well. During the Rome Masters, Andy and Novak had practiced out there as well.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 27: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates his victory in his men’s singles first round match against James Duckworth of Australia on Day One of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have created history

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Over the years, these two athletes have been involved in some intense matches. Although most of the wins went in favor of the Serb, the two-time Olympic gold medalist has won two of his three Grand Slam titles beating Djokovic in the finals.

Djokovic began his season in Melbourne and came back home with his 18th Grand Slam title. After that, he came to the French capital high on confidence and won his second title at Roland Garros, bringing his tally up to 19. His win over 13-time champion Rafael Nadal was one of the highlights of the season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 22: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point in his fourth round match against Hyeon Chung of South Korea on day eight of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

At the All England Club, Novak created history – he won his 20th Grand Slam title, which tied him with arch-rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for most Grand Slam titles in men’s tennis.

On the other hand, Murray has not played much tennis this season. However, it’s great to see him back competing at the highest level. We wish both players the very best for the upcoming matches at the US Open.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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