The Serbian extended his win streak against the Japanese right-hander to 14 on Friday night, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, to reach his eighth US Open final, tying him for the Open-era record with Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras.
“I thought in the important moments I came up with some good second serves, some good first serves. I was returning well. I was putting (constant) pressure on him, trying to move him around the court, take away the rhythm from him, not give him the same look always,” Djokovic said. “The match was really, really good from my side.”
He will face 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday at 4pm.
Nole about Delpo: “I personally like him very much, not just as a player but as a person. He’s a dear friend, someone that I respect a lot. We all felt for his struggles with injuries that kept him away from the tour for two, three years,” Djokovic said. “He’s a big-time player. He’s a big-match player. He’s a Grand Slam winner. He’s playing (the) tennis of his life, without a doubt, in the last 15 months.”
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