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):
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)