Novak Djokovic confirmed he will compete at the Western & Southern Open and US Open in New York this month. He will arrive in New York on Saturday, August 15.
The main singles draw for the last Grand Slam tournament in 2019 has been made on Thursday. No.1 seed and defending champion will open campaign in his 14th US Open appearance against Roberto Caraballes Baena from Spain (ATP #76).
Novak advanced to his eight US Open final following a comprehensive 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Japan’s Kei Nishikori, putting himself within one victory of a third title at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic faces no.3 seed and 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday.
Djokovic beat John Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in a fiercely contested quarter-final on Wednesday night. The match lasted 2 hours and 49 minutes. Novak faces 2014 runner-up Kei Nishikori (#21 seed) for a place in the final
The sixth seed needed two hours to progress to the US Open last 8, beating Joao Sousa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 on Arthur Ashe Stadium. He will next face John Millman (AUS)
Novak showed a masterclass performance to advance to the fourth round for the 11th time in New York, following a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Richard Gasquet on Saturday night. The sixth seed will play world no.68 Joao Sousa (H2H 4-0) for a place in the quarter-finals
After missing last year's US Open due to elbow injury, Novak returned to Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time since finishing runner-up to Stan Wawrinka in 2016 final. The sixth seed survived a gruelling fitness test under the scorching New York sun to progress into the second round
Two-time US Open champion and reigning Wimbledon titlist participated in the 23rd Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, packed with entertainment and fun for all ages.
Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic will start his 2018 US Open Series campaign at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto (August 6-12). The official draw will take place on Friday, August 3. The four-time Canada Open titlist (2007, 2011, 2012, 2016) missed last year’s edition due to elbow injury.