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Novak Djokovic returns to US Open final eyeing 24th Grand Slam

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic defeated American Ben Shelton 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Friday to advance to the US Open final, where he will continue his pursuit of an Open era record 24th Grand Slam.

He returns to the US Open final for the 10th time, and first since 2021, when he lost to Daniil Medvedev in straight sets. He did not play at Flushing Meadows in 2022 due to the United States' restrictions on unvaccinated travelers entering the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Djokovic's 10th US Open final appearance ties Bill Tilden for the most by a man in tournament history.