What a fight! Alexander Zverev had to fight to get back two sets to Pablo Carreno Busta and win in five sets. He will face Dominic Thiem in the US Open final.
With his arm raised and a smile on his face, Alexander Zverev relishes the scope of his feat. A turnaround worthy of a semi-final of a Grand Slam with emotions that have played a roller coaster throughout this duel against Pablo Carreno Busta. And of course, the joy of the German could only contrast with the disappointment of the Spaniard.
Solid from the baseline, Carreno Busta starts strong
Because it is Pablo Carreno Busta who started this semi-final on the ground. Much more precise and efficient from the baseline, the Spaniard had the keys to the match which allowed him to lead 6-3, 6-2. The doors of the final then opened to him. It was without counting on the reaction of an Alexander Zverev back to the wall but not beaten so far.
“I watched the score after two sets. I said to myself: “I’m playing a Grand Slam semi-final”. I had to play better, find something. And it ended well “, explained the German who effectively succeeded in completely reversing the trend thereafter. More efficient at the service, he was able to be more aggressive in the exchange against an opponent who was a little blunt and therefore less precise. The result will be final despite the determination of Carreno Busta who will then suffer the law of Zverev in the following three sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
A final against Thiem
So Zverev has come back from nothing to reach the final of the US Open. He will face a powerful Dominic Thiem, consistent from the baseline and very good in defense. Against the Austrian, we won’t have to wait for the 3rd set to get the machine going.
The US Open table
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