Der Traum vom ersten Grand-Slam-Finale ist geplatzt: Alexander Zverev unterlag im Australian-Open-Halbfinale am Freitag dem Österreicher Dominic Thiem. , Wer konnte nach 1 9/10 Sätzen damit rechnen, dass Alexander Zverev und Dominic Thiem noch für ein episches Match sorgen sollten. Fünfsatz-Thriller: Thiem entreißt Zverev den US-Open-Titel. - 31 Jahre nach Boris Beckers Triumph in Flushing Meadows.
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Zverev Thiem verfolgt das Qiwi Casino einen klaren Weg: Sobald. - HauptnavigationPrint Online Trauer. Head To Head. Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev all matches, with stats on their H2H rivalry. ATP & WTA Dominic Thiem head to head tennis search. Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates after defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 31, Fifth-set tiebreaker: Zverev Thiem. Zverev holds his opening service point, then goes up a quick minibreak with a backhand passing winner on Thiem’s serve for 2-love. Alexander Zverev VS Dominic Thiem #Title Not Set# Show Head 2 Head Detail Dominic Thiem 23 () Age 27 () Hamburg, Germany. Zverev routinely pressured Thiem on serve thereafter and got his reward at As the pressure continued to shift so did the score. Zverev was broken at and Thiem produced magic to escape from.
The absence of champion Rafael Nadal and Swiss great Roger Federer at the behind-closed-doors Grand Slam, plus the expulsion of top seed Novak Djokovic for hitting a line judge with a ball, has given the chance for a new name to be etched on to a major trophy.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka was the last man outside the 'Big Three' to win the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon or US Open, following his win at Flushing Meadows in Thiem is the favourite to take advantage of the absence of the 'Big Three' and finally land his maiden Grand Slam title.
The Austrian has lost the past two French Open finals to Nadal, who cemented his place as the greatest clay-courter of all-time by winning his 11th and 12th titles at Roland Garros.
Then he lost February's Australian Open final against Djokovic, who claimed a record eighth title in Melbourne. So this will be the first major final where the world number three is not playing one of the game's greats.
I know what Sascha is capable of," said Thiem, who struggled with an Achilles injury in Friday's semi-final win over Russia's Daniil Medvedev.
From the moment Novak was out of the tournament, it was clear that there's going to be a new Grand Slam champion. I was just focusing on the remaining guys left in the draw.
I just try to go in there and give my best. Thiem joked after beating Russian third seed Medvedev that he might have to call Andy Murray if he lost a fourth Grand Slam final.
Britain's Murray won his first major at the fifth time of asking with victory at the US Open, adding a pair of Wimbledon titles in and I'm happy that I gave myself a pretty short time after that another chance with the final on Sunday," Thiem said.
At the same time I try to think not too much about it. Zverev has long been touted as one of the next generation to eventually replace Nadal, Federer and Djokovic at the top of the men's game, but has too often shown a number of weaknesses which have led to many doubting his true credentials.
The high point of his career so far was winning the ATP Finals, where he beat Djokovic and Federer on his way to the end-of-season title. For so long he flattered to deceive at the Grand Slams, but after reaching the Australian Open semi-finals earlier this year - where he lost to Thiem - he has gone one stage further in the only major since because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Zverev's past two wins - against Croatian 27th seed Borna Coric and Spanish 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta - have lacked quality.
But what those two victories did show, particularly the courageous fightback from two sets down against Carreno Busta, was the German's impressive mental resolve.
I gave myself the best chance I could. It was a Grand Slam semi-final. There's no easy matches anymore. Sometimes you have to dig deep.
But there's still one more step to go. For me, I think it's going to be extremely difficult. A recent indicator of how the pair will match up is that semi-final meeting in Melbourne.
Thiem recovered from an energy-sapping win and a 5am finish against Rafael Nadal two days earlier to edge past Zverev in a four-set win where he nicked two tie-breaks.
Heavier groundstrokes and more experience on the biggest occasions helped the Austrian through.
It was such a close match," Thiem said. When we both step on the court on Sunday, it doesn't matter anymore.
I guess that's what it's going to be. Thiem has grown confidently into his role as the second seed, and then tournament favourite after Djokovic's exit, over the fortnight.
Impressively he has dropped only one set - against champion Cilic - in his previous six matches. Another major statement was made when he saw off Medvedev, who had barely been troubled on serve throughout the tournament, in a gritty performance.
Zverev has enjoyed an easier passage to the final, helped in part by Djokovic's exit on his side of the draw. The German, who is bidding to become the first male Grand Slam champion from his country since Boris Becker at the Australian Open, has not faced an opponent ranked inside the world's top A thrilling new series for your new year from BBC Sounds.
Thiem makes an unforced error for game point, but Zverev follows with a misfire of his own then a double fault for break point.
A big chance for Thiem and he converts it when Zverev sprays a forehand. Thiem will serve for the set. Thiem holds from love down, closing it out witth a mph ace to keep the scoreboard pressure on Zverev.
Zverev opens with a forehand winner, but Thiem rattles off three points including a forehand passing winner at the end of a highlight-reel shot rally to earn a pair of break-point chances.
A big chance for Thiem. But Zverev saves them both, then holds easily from there. Zverev flies through another service game, hittting three unreturnable serves and a forehand volley winner.
Thiem holds at love to open the fourth. Zverev opens with a mph unreturnable serve, but double-faults for all. Two set points for Thiem and he only needs the first, with Zverev chipping in his 32nd unforced error from the baseline.
Third set to Thiem and the comeback is on! ThiemDomi USOpen pic. Thiem is pushed to deuce but holds from there.
Zverev, who chipped in his eighth and ninth unforced errors along the way, will serve to stay in the set after the changeover.
Zverev opens with two aces and a forehand winner and races out to Thiem pushes it to deuce thanks to a Zverev double fault and a swinging volley winner, but Zverev holds from there.
He quickly goes down love on his serve. Thiem rattles off three quick points but sprays another forehand for deuce. Thiem has now hit 19 winners against 32 unforced errors, compared to 31 winners and 25 miscues for Zverev.
Zverev opens with a mph ace down the middle followed by a forehand winner that paints the line for love. Thiem wins the next point when Zverev makes an unforced error but he holds comfortably from there.
Zverev saves it, but makes an unforced backhand error on the next point to give Thiem a second look at a break. Zverev saves that one, then a third before finally breaking through on the fourth.
A dangerous moment for Thiem, who goes down love then on his serve. Two more break points for Zverev. Zverev has taken this match by the scruff early in the third.
Zverev blitzes to yet another economical love hold, closing it out with a mph ace down the pipe. Zverev opens with his sixth double fault of the afternoon.
Could the nerves be creeping in? He rattles off two quick points before spraying a backhand wide for all.
A big chance for Thiem here. BIG hold for Sascha Zverev, who is one set away. AlexZverev USOpen pic. Thiem breezes through his first straightforward service game since the very start of the match, going mph unreturnable, backhand winner at the net, mph ace down the middle, forehand passing winner to hold at love.
Zverev will have a second chance to serve out the set after the change of ends. Zverev answers with a mph ace and a mph unreturnable serve, but follows with an unforced error and another double fault to go break point down.
And Thiem settles a ball rally with a forehand volley winner to get one of the breaks back. Thiem falls behind love and Zverev is two points from a commanding two-sets-to-none lead.
Thiem serves his way of immediate danger with a mph ace followed by a 93mph second serve that Zverev dumps into the net for all. Yet another netted forehand by Thiem gives Zverev a set point.
The Austrain saves it when Zverev misfires with a forehand, then saves a second and third with a couple of big serves. Finally, Thiem escapes with the hold and Zverev will look to serve out the set.
Another business-like hold for Zverev, who closes it out with a forehand winner, his 19th overall against 11 unforced errors. Big trouble for Thiem, who goes down love on his serve then after another double fault.
Two break points for Zverev. Thiem saves them both, but follows with his 16th and 17th unforced errors to go down a double break in the second.
Zverev rattles off three quick points but then double faults for deuce. He fights off another deuce point from there en route to another hold to stay out in front.
Thiem continues to struggle badly on his serve. After going down love, he wins the next point from the baseline and follows with a mph ace for all.
Another brisk hold at love for Zverev, this one spanning all of 45 seconds. He caps it with a mph ace down the middle and has now won 19 of the last 21 points on his serve — and 20 of 23 overall.
Thiem is pushed again on his serve to open the second. Serving at all, he makes another double fault to give Zverev a break-point chance.
But he saves it after getting the best of Zverev in an shot baseline rally, then holds from there.
Zverev races out to love. He then mixes in a double fault before Thiem wins the next point for all, opening the door. But Zverev holds from there, thumping a mph ace to the body on set point to close it out.
Updated at 9. After getting pushed to all on his serve, Thiem responds with his fastest serve of the day: a mph ace out wide for But Zverev pounds a backhand winner from the baseline on the next point for deuce and then Thiem makes his third double fault for another break-point chance.
Zverev will serve for the set after the change of ends. Another love hold for the dialed-in Zverev, including a mph ace down the pipe.
More trouble for Thiem as he quickly goes down love on his serve with his third and fourth unforced errors. He answers with a few winners for , but Zverev pushes it to deuce.
Thiem escapes with the hold from there, winning a couple of commanding points from the baseline. Zverev backs up the break emphatically, going mph unreturnable serve, backhand volley winner followed by backhand and forehand winners from the baseline to hold at love.
The year-old German is swinging freely, his forehand averaging 83mph off the ground. Thiem then double-faults for then makes an unforced error early in a rally for Thiem saves the first with a backhand volley winner but Zverev converts the second for the early break.
Zverev answers with an easy opening service game of his own, closing out the hold with a mph ace out wide followed by a mph ace down the middle.
Thiem holds comfortably to start with Zverev chipping in three unforced errors from the baseline, all off the forehand side. This year's US Open finalists as photographed by Thibault Montamat for the September issue of Vogue.
He can also become the first German man to win a major since Boris Becker at the Australian Open and would join Becker as only the second man from Germany to win the US Open.