Roger Federer: 'That's really close now'

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Roger Federer: 'That's really close now'

Three races towards history for world number one Novak Djokovic. The Serbian champion beat the young American Jenson Brooksby in the night and after this success he enters the quarter-finals, three races from the history of tennis.

If successful at the US Open Nole would become the first player of the Open era to conquer the Grand Slam, an event that hasn't occurred since Rod Laver and that many legends of the past (and present) have missed. This but not only for Novak Djokovic.

The tennis player with the victory of the tournament would also win the twenty-first Slam, definitively overcoming the two great rivals and components of the Big Three, namely Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The records of the Serbian champion are growing dramatically, week after week, month after month and all his fans are in awe of his numbers.

This season the number one in the world appeared almost unbeatable and the only real hard defeat to digest is the one at the Tokyo Olympics where he first lost the semifinal to Alexander Zverev and then lost, surprisingly, also the challenge for the medal.

bronze medal against the Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreno Busta. Against Brooksby the success came in a more complicated way than expected with the American who literally dominated the first set and who collapsed at a distance, probably tired even after the marathon the other day against the Russian Aslan Karatsev.

With today's victory for Nole there are 79 successes here in Flushing Meadows and the Serbian reaches yet another small satisfaction in his career. At 79 victories here at the US Open there is a tennis legend like the American Andrè Agassi, among other things, former coach of him in the past.

Roger Federer on his future plans

Roger Federer was recently interviewed by Schweizer Illustrierte. The Swiss maestro was first asked if there was anything more he wanted to achieve in tennis. "Oh, there may be more than you might think," Federer said.

"Of course, I have experienced a lot through tennis, seen a lot. But now I would somehow like to press the repeat button and experience everything again without the stress, without all the obligations of a player. Take a close look at the flowers of the Japanese cherry trees in Tokyo, be part of the big season finals of NBA, NHL or NFL, without always having to ask me, is the long flight in it, does this fit into my training plans? These will be completely new experiences," he added.

"Discover beautiful parks all over the world with the children - Mirka and I have longed for this for a long time. And that's really close now."