As Novak Djokovic chases US Open title, New York City is behind him

– Novak Djokovic, a 36-year-old Serbian tennis player, is pursuing a US Open title. He is a generational champion and one of the Big Three in tennis history. – Djokovic stands out as a multi-generational champion, seeking to add to his achievements.

Djokovic is now the People's Choice in New York City. – Despite being part of the Big Three, he was less popular than Federer and Nadal in the past.

Djokovic's transition from competing against Federer and Nadal to rivaling 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz is compared to Jack Nicklaus transitioning from Palmer to Tiger Woods in golf.

Djokovic's recent successes include winning six Grand Slam tournaments after turning 32. – He aims to win his 24th Grand Slam title, with a potential final against Alcaraz. – Djokovic's rivalry with Alcaraz has produced intense matches.

– A Djokovic-Alcaraz final is anticipated, but other players like Taylor Fritz and Frances Tiafoe are also performing well. – Daniil Medvedev, the 2021 US Open champion, is another contender.

In 2021, Djokovic had a chance to win the calendar Grand Slam, but Medvedev defeated him in the final. – The New York crowd's support for Djokovic marked a shift in sentiment towards him.

– Despite past divisions, Djokovic has become a crowd favorite over time. – His absence in the previous year has contributed to an increased fondness for him.

Djokovic is not only a multi-generational champion but has also become the People's Choice.