Djokovic Extends U.S. Open Run, Defeats Djere in Five Sets
– Djokovic came back from a two-set deficit to beat Djere 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.
– The match lasted more than 3.5 hours and concluded just after 1:30 a.m.
– It was Djokovic's eighth career victory after dropping the opening two sets of a match.
– He also improved to 38-11 in five-setters over his career.
– Djokovic is seeded No. 2 in New York behind Carlos Alcaraz.
– This would have been by far the biggest victory of Djere's career.
– Djokovic applauded Djere as he walked off the court.
– Djokovic said that the match was "nerve-racking all the way until the last shot."
– He said that he "didn't have much options in the beginning, but in the third, I kind of lifted myself up."
– He said that he "started to read his game more than I did in the first two sets."
– Djere said that he "gave it my all" and that he "was proud of the way I played."