Novak Djokovic Defeats American Upstart Ben Shelton

Novak Djokovic continued his quest for a record-breaking 24th Grand Slam title on Friday, defeating American upstart Ben Shelton

 American Upstart Ben Shelton

Djokovic, the world No. 1, was in complete control for most of the match, breaking Shelton's serve four times and never facing a break point himself.

Novak Djokovic Defeats American Upstart Ben Shelton

The Serbian was particularly effective on his return, winning 40% of Shelton's second serves.

Shelton, the 20-year-old qualifier, made a bright start to the match, breaking Djokovic in the opening game. However, Djokovic quickly recovered and took control,

The second set was more one-sided, with Djokovic winning all but one game. Shelton did manage to break Djokovic in the third set, but the Serbian broke back immediately and then

Djokovic's victory sets up a rematch of the 2021 US Open final, where he lost to Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic will be looking to avenge that defeat and win

Djokovic was in complete control of the match from start to finish. He served well, returned well, and hit his groundstrokes with precision. Shelton did not have many answers for Djokovic's game.

The only time that Djokovic looked vulnerable was in the third set, when he lost his serve to Shelton. However, Djokovic broke back immediately and then won the tiebreak to seal victory.