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Novak Djokovic aims to defend US Open and close in on Federer's major haul

7 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

• Djokovic seeking to add to his 16 major wins
• Evans handed tricky draw against Mannarino Only a third-rate bookmaker or a dim-witted gambler would seriously imagine that Novak Djokovic is not a logical favourite to add a fourth US Open title to his collection of 16 majors this coming fortnight. Standing in his way are the usual suspects - Roger Federer, whom he outlasted in the Wimbledon final six weeks ago, who is on his side of the draw, and Rafael Nadal, perhaps, on the final day - although a lesser Spaniard, Roberto Carballés Baena, the world No 76, is unlikely to detain him long...
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