US Open: Djokovic into record 47th Grand Slam semis

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic defeated No. 9 Taylor Fritz of the United States 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday, reaching his record 47th Grand Slam semifinal.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning during the men's singles quarterfinals against Taylor Fritz of the United States at the 2023 US Open tennis championships in New York, the United States, Sept. 5, 2023. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

This 47th Grand Slam semifinal appearance surpassed Roger Federer's record for the most by a man.

"I've been playing on this court for many years, so many epic matches and I cannot wait for another one in a few days' time," said the 36-year-old Serbian who holds a record 23 Grand Slam men's singles titles.

In the women's field, American favorite Coco Gauff advanced to the semifinals with a commanding 6-0, 6-2 win over Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko.

Gauff, 19, is the first American teenager to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since Serena Williams in 2001.

"It feels great, I'm so happy. Last year I lost in the quarterfinals stage and wanted to do better this year. I have a long way to go but I'm happy and will be ready for the next one," said Gauff.

The sixth-seeded Gauff will face this year's French Open runner-up, Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic, in a bid for a spot in Saturday's final.

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