The US Open final between Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev could hardly have been more exciting. Despite the lead, the German tennis star has still lost and is already hoping for the future.
At a final of the US Open ends in a five-sentence contest, showing all the drama. Alexander Zverev had to admit defeat after 4.01 hours after a lead of two sets against the Austrian Dominic Thiem 6: 2, 6: 4, 4: 6, 3: 6, 6: 7 (6: 8).
The 23-year-old German was nervous afterwards, showed tears on TV and said: “Leading a Grand Slam final with 2-0 sets and a break and then losing isn’t easy. The game turned around when he took my serve for the first time in the third set.”
“We have a long friendship and rivalry”
Despite the rivalry that accompanies Thiem and Zverev, the German ran to the other end of the network after the match, slapped Thiem and hugged him – a grand gesture that also appreciated the title winner.
Thiem: Well, we’re really good friends. We have a long-term friendship and rivalry. I think we both tested negative maybe 14 times. We just wanted to share this moment. An answer that also includes the broken hygiene rules. Thiem added, “I don’t think we put anyone in danger and that’s why it was okay.”