As the US Open gets underway, Novak Djokovic begins his quest for a 24th Grand Slam singles title. The Serbian only has to win his first match to retake the top spot in the world rankings.
Following his absence from the 2022 tournament due to his unwillingness to get vaccinated, the 36-year-old Serbian legend will play at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in his much anticipated comeback.
second plant The night session at the 23,000-seat Arthur Ashe Stadium is headlined by Djokovic, who faces world number 84 Alexandre Muller of France in a match that should be simple.
A victory will guarantee Djokovic returns to the top of tennis’s global rankings, regardless of how the rest of the US Open fortnight pans out.
Djokovic needs just 20 points to regain the No.1 ranking after defeating current No.1 and defending US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz in the Cincinnati Open earlier this month.