Novak Djokovic wins the fourth round of the US Open 2016 tournament against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga today. The 29-year-old Serbian champion defeated the number 11 seed with 6-3, 6-2 within the two sets.
In our previous report, many fans thought that the 31-year-old Jo-Wilfried Tsonga can easily dispatch the world number one-ranked Serbian, given that he’s in good condition. However, an unexpected knee injury made Tsonga suffer in the second set.
During that time, his trainer was out on the court and wrapped gauze Tsonga’s left knee, specifically below his joint. At that time, many observed that he was already limping in the fifth game of the set.
In the same event, it was also tough for Djokovic, but he was able to pull the game off and win the second set with three quick points. That paved the way for his triple set point.
Despite the doubts of Djokovic’s win in the event, the world number one champion proved that he has recovered from successive painful injuries in the past few days before this match. When he played against number 84 seed Kyle Edmund, Djokovic’s physiologist took care of his right elbow and did a 10-minute massage before he went back on the court.
Nevertheless, Djokovic proved that though Tsonga has made impressive records in the past and has defeated him in Rogers Cup 2014 and Australian Open 2010, these do not mean the situation will be the same in the US Open 2016.
The Serbian champion remained undefeated in his matches until the US Open 2016 quarterfinals, wherein he faced a stronger opponent Tsonga. Thus, he finally moves on to the semi-finals, while Tsonga retired due to his worsening knee injury.
Generally, the Serbian champion has set another stunning record of 84 games in the tournament along with nine complete set wins. This is also Djokovic’s third win in five matches.
As of now, he’s given another day to rest while waiting for the announcement of his next opponent in the semi-finals on Friday.
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