Novak Djokovic will face the American player Taylor Fritz in the quarterfinals of the US Open 2023. The Serbian tennis player, 23 times Grand Slam champion, is on the hunt for the 24th title and to do so he must first of all overcome the American number one, the player idol of the crowd in Flushing Meadows.
The Serbian tennis player is obviously the favorite to win the match: the world number one against the world number nine, if you look at the rankings. Predictions that would also be confirmed by the precedents between the two.
To date, Djokovic is undefeated against Fritz: seven victories in seven head-to-head matches, played in ATP Masters 1000 tournaments or in one Grand Slam tournament. In favor of the three-time winner at Flushing Meadows there is also a fact that concerns his opponent: or rather, that concerns American tennis players.
Novak Djokovic has a 29 match winning streak against US players. In the Grand Slams, the streak is 13-0: the Serbian tennis player's last defeat dates back to the third round of Wimbledon in 2016, when he was defeated by the American Sam Querrey.
The data at the US Open
Novak Djokovic's journey at the US Open, so far, is mainly made up of Americans. If the number two head of the men's draw wins against Fritz, in the semifinals there would still be a player from the country with stars and stripes: either Frances Tiafoe or Ben Shelton, another quarterfinalist in this part of the seeding.
Again, the statistics are all in favor of Djokovic. Against US tennis players, the Grand Slam champion is undefeated: eleven matches won out of eleven direct matches played. For Novak Djokovic, however, against Tiafoe or Shelton it would be the first semifinal played against an American.
Until then, he had only met Americans in the quarterfinals or before: In 2008, the then number three seed faced Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals, winning in four sets.
— ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo) September 4, 2023
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