New York (AP) – In his first final at a Grand Slam tournament, German tennis pro Alexander Zverev meets Austrian Dominic Thiem.
In the semifinals of the US Open, Zverev won against Pablo Carreño Busta from Spain 3: 6, 2: 6, 6: 3, 6: 4, 6: 3. For the first time in his career, the number seven in the world emerged a 2-0 set deficit.
Thiem decided the second semifinal against the Russian Daniil Medwedew 6: 2, 7: 6 (9: 7), 7: 6 (7: 5). This means that the semifinals of the Australian Open will be relaunched on Sunday (10 p.m. CEST / Eurosport) this year. In Melbourne, Zverev had reached a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time, but lost to Thiem before the tour was interrupted for months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now he is the first German tennis player since Michael Stich to reach the final in Flushing Meadows in 1994. The last German tournament winner at the US Open was Boris Becker in 1989.