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Underrated prodigy because he was in same era as Rafael Nadal” – Fans awed by Novak Djokovic remaining youngest player

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Underrated prodigy because he was in same era as Rafael Nadal” – Fans awed by Novak Djokovic remaining youngest player to reach all 4 Grand Slam SFs

Novak Djokovic holding on to the record of being the youngest male in the Open Era to have reached the semifinals in all four Grand Slam tournaments has left tennis fans thoroughly impressed.

Djokovic reached his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the 2007 French Open. He followed that up with a semifinal exit at the Wimbledon Championships and a runner-up finish at the US Open that same year.

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Novak Djokovic holding on to the record of being the youngest male in the Open Era to have reached the semifinals in all four Grand Slam tournaments has left tennis fans thoroughly impressed.

Djokovic reached his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the 2007 French Open. He followed that up with a semifinal exit at the Wimbledon Championships and a runner-up finish at the US Open that same year.

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The Serb then reached the semifinals of the 2008 Australian Open, beating two-time defending champion Roger Federer before triumphing over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. In doing so, he not only clinched his maiden Major title but also became the only male player to reach all four Grand Slam semifinals before turning 21.

Carlos Alcaraz had the opportunity to match Djokovic’s feat at the ongoing Australian Open. However, Alexander Zverev thwarted Alcaraz’s chances, claiming a 6-1, 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-4 win over the 20-year-old in the quarterfinals. As a result, the 24-time Grand Slam champion remains the only male player to achieve this feat before the age of 21.

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Tennis fans expressed their admiration for Novak Djokovic’s enduring record, with several of them claiming that the World No. 1’s early accomplishments were often overlooked because of his arch-rival Rafael Nadal’s extraordinary achievements as a teenager.

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He was an underrated prodigy because he was in the same era as Nadal. Similar issue for Murray and many others,” a fan wrote.

Novak Djokovic will continue his title defense against Jannik Sinner in the semifinals of the 2024 Australian Open. Sinner claimed a dominant 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3 win over Andrey Rublev to book his place against the World No. 1.

Djokovic leads 4-2 in his head-to-head against the Italian. However, Sinner triumphed in two of their three most recent encounters, defeating the 24-time Grand Slam champions in the group stage of the 2023 ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals. Meanwhile, the Serb triumphed over the 22-year-old in the ATP Finals final last year.

After defeating Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev will square off against Daniil Medvedev for a place in the Australian Open final. Medvedev enjoys an 11-7 lead in his head-to-head record against Zverev.

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