Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams look unstoppable at US Open 2016 and are now just two matches away from the ultimate glory. All semifinalists in both the draws have been decided. In the women’s draw, it will be Serena Williams up against Karolína Plíšková and Caroline Wozniacki battling Angelique Kerber. In the men’s section, you can see Novak Djokovic taking on Gaël Monfils and Stan Wawrinka battling Kei Nishikori. (Czech Karolina Pliskova routs Ana Konjuh to reach first Grand Slam semis)
So it seems that the path is quite clear as far as Serena is concerned. She is looking hot in the draw and it would take a champion effort to stop her. Do not be surprised if Serena has two more easy matches. She is looking like the champion she has been and one would say that it will be a safe bet to put one’s money on her as far as winning 25 Majors is concerned, which will be an all-time record.
What can you say about Novak Djokovic? He is in the class of his own and will be very hard to stop for anyone. He too is eyeing history because he can realistically become the first man to win 18 Majors. You will have to think very hard to not put your money on him as far as that is concerned.
He comes into his own on the hard courts and plays like he owns the arena. His defensive skills are simply amazing for him to be knocked down easily. He may not have the biggest weapons in town but the fact that he can defend like no tomorrow makes him a really hard player to play anyway.
The US Open in general never has the buzz of other Majors, which is sad. Also, considering it is the last Major of the year, players are slightly tired coming in to play in New York. US Open meanwhile is top notch as far as organisation is concerned and it has always been the most important Major after Wimbledon as far as player attendance goes.
So do not be surprised as we see some more exciting action over these last four days. The big matches are yet to played and who knows there may be someone who can surprise Djokovic and Serena. It has happened before and can happen again. It is that kind of a Major, it can throw up surprises. So do watch out as Djokovic and Serena have another shot at writing their own legend.