Djokovic bounces back from 2-0 down at US Open

Djokovic bounces back from 2-0 down at US Open

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Novak Djokovic’s quest for a 24th Grand Slam title continues, but it hasn’t been easy. In the third round of the US Open, world No. 2 beat No. 38 Lalo Djerba in five games; The game ended at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday morning. Here’s what you need to know:

Djokovic won the next two games 6-1, 6-1 before dropping the first two games 4-6, 4-6. The three-time US Open singles champion closed out the fifth set 6-3 to advance to the round of 16. Before Saturday, Djokovic last won a US Open match in 2016. In 2011, Federer came back from 0-2 down against Roger.

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Djokovic – who holds 95 ATP titles – has won four titles, including last month’s Cincinnati Open, where he beat world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz in three sets for the title. The 36-year-old entered this year’s US Open as the No. 2 seed.

The 28-year-old Djokovic and Djere met once before their most recent meeting in Belgrade in 2022, with Djokovic winning that match 2-6, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4). This game lasted three hours and 45 minutes. Djere has two career singles titles but was playing in the third round at the US Open for the first time in 6 tries.

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