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US Open 2023 results: Novak Djokovic beats Ben Shelton to reach New York final


Novak Djokovic swatted aside another young contender in American Ben Shelton to reach the US Open final and move within one more victory of a record-equalling 24th major title.

Serbia’s Djokovic, 36, beat 20-year-old Shelton 6-3 6-2 7-6 (7-4) to again close in on Margaret Court’s tally.

The victory sets up a potential rematch with Carlos Alcaraz, who beat Djokovic in July’s Wimbledon final, on Sunday.

Defending champion Alcaraz plays Daniil Medvedev in the second semi-final.

Spain’s Alcaraz, 20, faces Russian third seed Medvedev, who won his sole major title at Flushing Meadows two years ago, in the night session at 19:00 local time (00:00 BST, Saturday).

Djokovic lost to Medvedev in the 2021 final and was not allowed to enter the United States for last year’s tournament because he was unvaccinated against Covid-19.

However, he has now has reached a 10th US Open final on his return to New York and will aim for a fourth title triumph on Sunday.

Source: BBC

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