Men's Tennis Single: Djokovic keeps Golden Slam chase alive, eases into semi-final

Men’s Tennis Single: Djokovic keeps Golden Slam chase alive, eases into semi-final

World number 1 and the highest ranked player in Men’s Tennis at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Novak Djokovic has advanced into the semi-final.

The Serb who needs an Olympics gold medal to complete a “Golden Slam” took a huge step in Tokyo on Thursday.

Novak Djokovic defeated the home favourite Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-0 to book a place in the last four.

The the 20-time Grand Slam winner will now play against Alexander Zverev in the semi-final for a place in the final.

In the other semis, Pablo Carreno Busta will face Karen Khachanov.

Wins in Novak Djokovic next two games will earn him the Golden Grand Slam, which consists of winning all four Grand Slam events and gold at the Olympics.

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Only four players have ever completed a career golden slam in tennis history: Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal.

However, only one of the winners, Graf, has won all in the same year to pull off a calendar golden slam.

Should Novak Djokovic win the Olympics gold medal and the US Open he could join Steffi Graf on the exclusive list.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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