The semi-finals of the 2023 edition of the US Open have finally begun. In these minutes the match is being played between Novak Djokovic and the surprise of the tournament, Ben Shelton, who eliminated former champion Dominic Thiem in New York and countrymen Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe against predictions.
The other semi-final will see the challenge between Carlos Alcaraz, reigning champion of the tournament, and Daniil Medvedev, who promises a lot of spectacle and balance. Between the two, the one between the 23-time slam champion and the young American, who can boast a fourth at the Australian Open as his best result, is certainly the less balanced duel on paper, but one that should absolutely not be taken for granted.
The world number one, after losing in the Wimbledon final against the Spanish child prodigy, wants redemption and to increase his already extraordinary trophy case by adding the 24th title of his amazing career.
US Open 2023 broke a crazy record
For bookmakers, the most probable final is precisely the one between the top two in the world, who would face each other for the third time in a row, demonstrating, if there were still any need, who are the two strongest and most complete tennis players on the circuit at the moment.
This edition at Flushing Meadows, despite having provided several surprises, just like 12 years ago, has brought the top three seeds to this point of the tournament, with the only being Shelton, who plays in 47th place in the ranking.
In 2011, it goes without saying, those competing for the final title were Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who competed, as they have done for many years, for the most important titles on the circuit. The winner that year was the 36-year-old Serbian, who won his first US Open title.
A fact that will certainly give the Serbian tennis player hope.
Últimas veces con los tres primeros cabezas de serie en semifinales del #USOpen
✅ 2023: Alcaraz, Djokovic, Medvedev
✅ 2011: Djokovic, Nadal, Federer pic.twitter.com/iqe1IbNZvr — ATP Tour en Español (@ATPTour_ES) September 8, 2023