September 7, 2018 / 4:03 AM / 12 days ago

FACTBOX-Tennis-Novak Djokovic - player profile

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Form guide for Serbia’s Novak Djokovic ahead of his U.S. Open semi-final clash against Japan’s Kei Nishikori on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding):

6-Novak Djokovic

Age: 31

Height: 1.88 metres

Plays: Right handed

ATP ranking: 6

Grand Slam titles: 13 (Australian Open: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016; French Open: 2016; Wimbledon: 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018; U.S. Open: 2011, 2015)

Former champion Djokovic, who has appeared more impressive with each passing round, overcame Australian giant-killer John Millman to reach the semi-finals, where he will take on Japan’s Kei Nishikori.

The Serbian returned from a six-month injury absence at the Australian Open this year and had elbow surgery following his last-16 exit in the year’s opening major.

He roared back to top form winning the Wimbledon title and is a strong favourite to add a 14th major crown to his collection at Flushing Meadows.

ROAD TO SEMI-FINALS:

First round: beat Marton Fucsovics (Hungary) 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-0

Second round: beat Tennys Sandgren (U.S.) 6-1 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2

Third Round: beat 26-Richard Gasquet (France) 6-2 6-3 6-3

Fourth Round: beat Joao Sousa (Portugal) 6-3 6-4 6-3

Quarter-finals: beat John Millman (Australia) 6-3 6-4 6-4 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru)

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