US Open: Alexander Zverev enters men's singles final
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Germany’s Alexander Zverev has broken through to his first Grand Slam final, dismissing Pablo Carreno Busta, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, to advance to the championship round of the 2020 US Open.
Zverev, with his back against the wall, raised his game just in time to deny the Spanish 20th seed the upset and, in doing so, secured his first career victory from two sets down on his second match point.
The German looked headed for certain defeat after committing 36 errors through the first two sets but used his versatile game to pick himself up and looked like a completely different player the rest of the way.
Zverev, who is bidding to become the first German Grand Slam champion since Boris Becker won the 1996 Australian Open, will face second seed Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final.
Alexander and Austrian Dominic Thiem will face each other in the US OPEN 2020 Men's Singles final. Dominic Thiem advanced to his second Grand Slam final of 2020 after a win over third seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 7-6(7), 7-6(5) at the US Open.
Thiem seized the early momentum carrying the first set without dropping a single first-serve point, but a double fault and a forehand error saw him hand Medvedev the break and the early lead in the second. The Australian Open runner-up spent the remainder of the frame playing catch up. He converted a critical break to level the score 5-5 before Daniil Medvedev dragged it into a tie break.
Dominic Thiem, who had a trainer examine his ankle before the third set, slipped and fell twice in the match, unfurling a string of frustrated exclamations in the second incident. He regained his cool to survive yet another tie-break to clinch the affair with a power forehand and a roar.
In women's singles of the tournament, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka will face Japan's Naomi Osaka in the summit clash of the women's singles today. In the semifinal, Azarenka defeated Serena Williams 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 and smashed Serena's hope for 24th Grand Slam singles title. In another semi final, Naomi Osaka of Japan beat American Jennifer Brady 7-6, 3-6, 6-3.
Vera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund won the Women's doubles title beating the third-seeded team of Xu Yifan and Nicole Melichar 6-4 6-4.