Novak Djokovic became the second man to reach three grand slam semi-finals this year, as he beat Spain's Carlos Moya 6-4 7-6 6-1 in the quarter-final of the US Open on Thursday.
While Djokovic's tennis proved compelling with a crucial tiebreaker in the second set, the third-seed proved that he could entertain spectators in other ways, earning laughter from the crowds with his on-court impressions of Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal.
"Obviously, the people are looking for that, a good tennis player, a player with a lot of emotions and personality. I'm really happy that people are looking at me that way," Djokovic said.
And at just 20 years old, all eyes are now on the young star from Serbia, who will now compete in the first US Open semi-final of his career, facing another Spaniard, 15th seed David Ferrer on Saturday.
His opponents believe that Djokovic has all the talent necessary to take on the best players in the sport.
"He has a lot of potential to be number one in the world," Carlos Moya said.
David Ferrer agrees: "Djokovic is unbelievable," he said. "He can move to No. 1 in five, six years. He [can] do it all."
Roger Federer, the world number one and the only other man to have reached three grand slam quarter-finals this year, will be competing against fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko of Russia in the other semi.
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