Emma Raducanu’s life has been turned upside down since winning the U.S. Open title as an 18-year-old qualifier and, nearly a week later, she’s still struggling to get to grips with what has happened.
Beating No. 2 Daniil Medvedev on Sunday for the title will allow Djokovic to be the first man since 1969 to complete a calendar-year slam and collect his 21st grand slam, most among men.
Zverev rallied from a set down to beat Djokovic in Tokyo, then went on to win gold. They meet again on Sept 10 in the US Open men's second semifinal after Daniil Medvedev faces Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Ema Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, on Sept 11, will play, at Flushing Meadows, the first major final between two teens since the 1999 US Open, when Serena Williams, 17, defeated Martina Hingis, 18.
Djokovic is now two wins away from the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men's tennis since 1969, along with a men's-record 21st major championship overall.
Raducanu has won all 16 sets she has contested through eight matches in New York — three during the qualifying rounds and another five in the main draw.
Subway stations and tracks became so flooded that civic body officials suspended all service and New York City put in place a travel ban until 5 a.m. ET Thursday for all non-emergency vehicles.