Borna Coric and Novak Djokovic reached the eighth finals of the US Open. For top favorite Djokovic that went without any problems, Coric had to return from beaten position against Stefanos Tsitsipas, the winner of the ATP Finals.
Coric finally defeated the Greek tennis player in five sets: 6-7 (2), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4). For the first time Tsitsipas seemed to reach the eighth finals in New York. He led 5-1 in the fourth set, but delivered three serve games in a row and left no less than six match points unused.
The Croatian Coric survived again in set five: he made up for a backlog and then appeared four times and break.
Those missed opportunities cost Tsitsipas, who was placed fourth in New York, the headline. He started the tiebreak with a double fault.
No problems for Djokovic
Djokovic, the number one on the New York ranking list, reached the eighth finals of the US Open without any problems. The Serbian tennis player was clearly one size too big for Jan-Lennard Struff: 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.
In their four previous meetings, the German tennis player had won one set of Djokovic. A second was not in it this time, but Struff had an immediate breaking chance against the number one of the world in both the first and the third set. However, he left all three of them unused.
Djokovic was satisfied after the game. “My game was excellent today and I could read his service well,” said the triple tournament winner, who is hunting for his eighteenth grandslame title in New York.