US Open 2021: Novak Djokovic fights back to beat K

 

After tackling two U.S. Open debutants, Novak Djokovic faced an old foe on Saturday, reaching the fourth round with a 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 win over Kei Nishikori to stay on course for a record 21st major title that would complete the calendar Grand Slam.

Following first-ever meetings with Denmark's Holger Rune and Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor, Djokovic faced a seasoned campaigner in Nishikori, who was runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Open, having beaten the Serb to move into that year's final.

Since then, it has been one-way traffic in the rivalry, with Djokovic sweeping 17 straight contests against the Japanese player, improving his head-to-head record to 18-2.

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