Reigning world no.1 and US Open top seed, Novak Djokovic, continues accomplishing outstanding streaks, making history of the grand sport.
The 26-year-old Serbian star will play in his 14th straight Grand Slam semi-final on Saturday at 12.15 local time (18.15 CET).
Novak will face a master of the single-handed backhand, no.9 seed Stanislas Wawrinka, for a place in Monday’s final.
Djokovic leads their ATP Head2Head career record 12-2, having won the past 11 meetings.
The Swiss pushed Nole to five sets in a memorable 2013 Australian Open epic fourth round encounter (1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7(5), 12-10).
“The match with Stan in Melbourne was one of the most exciting I have played on hard courts,” said Novak, bidding to make a fourth successive New York final.
“In the past we knew that Stan had the quality to play well but not on a consistent basis. Now he has improved his movement and has a greater variety of shot. He is a very complete player. He can play equally well on any surface. He had one of the best seasons I think in his life. He won in straight sets against defending champion on Arthur Ashe. That was quite impressive. I’m sure he’s very confident and he has nothing to lose now. He’s going to go for the win.“
The six-time Major winner has dropped just one set in five rounds at Flushing Meadows. En-route to the last four, Novak eliminated Berankis, Becker, Sousa, Granollers and Youzhny. Wawrinka defeated Stepanek, Karlovic, Baghdatis, Berdych and Murray, losing two sets in five matches.
Novak has spent a total of 8 hours and 46 minutes on court, four hours and 12 minutes less than his Swiss opponent, who will play in his first Grand Slam semifinal on Saturday.
The second semi-final will see Rafael Nadal (ESP, 2) take on Richard Gasquet (FRA, 8).