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Novak Djokovic Favorite to Win US Open

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Novak Djokovic has been in perfect form ever since winning his fourth Wimbledon title. After a great end to the grass season, Djokovic began the North American hard court season in Toronto at the Rogers Cup. He started off well with two straight win over Mirza Basic and Peter Polansky, but lost a close match against rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas in three sets.

Five days after the loss, the Serbian returned to action at the Cincinnati Masters after a gap of three years. Djokovic was determined to go as deep as possible and began well with victories over Steve Johnson and Adrian Mannarino. In the third round, he was up against defending champion Grigor Dimitrov, who he saw off in three sets. The win gave him much-needed confidence as he continued to knock off his opponents.

Djokovic swept away Milos Raonic and Marin Cilic and reached another final where he faced Roger Federer. He defeated Federer in straight sets and notched his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati and became the first to complete the Golden Masters by winning all 9 ATP 1000 Masters titles. Despite the impressive form, Djokovic still believes he can improve at the US Open, which is just around the corner.

The draw for the US Open is out, and while Djokovic faces Hungarian Fucsovics in the first round, he may well have a potential quarter-final clash against Federer. In the form that Djokovic is currently in, the pressure would be more on Federer. Booming with confidence and having won six matches in a row, Djokovic looks set to conquer New York. 

 

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