new Delhi: Novak Djokovic's journey to the fourth Grand Slam US Open of the year as the title's biggest contender came to a halt in the pre-quarterfinals. The way his journey came to a halt, he not only disappointed Djokovic, but also filled the audience with anger. The audience shouted slogans against the world number-1 Novak. Djokovic won the US Open title last year. He had won two Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year. Therefore, he was being considered the biggest contender for the title.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia faced Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka in the pre-quarterfinals of the US Open 2019. It was the 25th match between the two players. Novak won 19 of the last 24 matches. His pan was heavy. But he retired in the middle match. After this, the audience also hooted him. When Djokovic withdrew from the match, he was trailing 4-6, 5-7, 1-2.
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The 23rd seed Stan Wawrinka has won three Grand Slam titles so far. Of these, he defeated Djokovic in the final of the US Open. This is the Swiss player's first win in four years over Djokovic. However, Wawrinka did not look happy with this victory.
A left shoulder ailment led defending champion @DjokerNole to retire after @stanwawrinka had taken the first two sets 6-4 and 7-5 and led 2-1 in the third. @usopen #tennis #USOpen some fans booed as Djokovic left the court. pic.twitter.com/NPcYdwrBH2
– RONZIO PIZZA & SUBS (@RonzioS) September 2, 2019
Novak Djokovic has won 16 Grand Slam titles. He is third in terms of winning the most Grand Slam titles. Only Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (18) are ahead of Djokovic. Stanislas Wawrinka has won three Grand Slam titles.
After retiring, Novak Djokovic said, "There is no doubt that I want to break Roger's record." I also know that this is a very difficult task. For this, I have to stay fit for the next several years and play my best game. I know my goal and am trying my best to achieve it. '
Earlier, 34-year-old Stanislas Wawrinka said, 'You don't want to win matches like this. I sympathize with Novak. He is a champion player. We had a great fight. I am sad that he had to retire from the middle of the game. ”Djokovic looked pained in the middle of the match. He also took a massage from the trainer during the break, but retired after not getting relief.