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US Open: Djokovic Through To Semi Final, Breaks Federer's Record

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Djokovic has made it through to the 2023 Grand Slam US Open semi-final for the 13th time, breaking the record of the legendary Roger Federer, also aims at adding to the number of his titles, which he has three already. Djokovic is seeking the fourth title in the ongoing 2023 US Open at Flushing Meadows.

The Serb has been a finalist for eight times in the tournament.

Djokovic revealed in the post-match interview, "Despite the seeming dominance pictured by the result it was a struggle, especially in the first set against ninth-ranked Fritz."

In his words, “I think it was a great match again. We both struggled; I think physically a lot, especially in the first set, set and a half. Very humid conditions. Just sweating a lot, you know, reaching the towel basically more or less after every point.

“Yeah, the first set was 6-1, but I think in terms of time played, it was almost an hour. Then, you know, in the second set I felt like he started playing better, missing less, hitting his serves, hitting the spots better.

"But in the crucial moments, I guess I managed to just stay tough and find the right shots, make him play always an extra shot, make him run. I know that on the move he’s not really the most comfortable. I think I have done well, except [for] a few games here and there where I struggled.

“But, you know, a very solid performance, and I’m really pleased with the way I played,” Djokovic added.