When and where to watch Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev

Ross Houston
September 15, 2020

The Grand Slam victor will not be named Federer, Nadal or Djokovic for the first time since Stan Wawrinka lifted the trophy in NY in 2016 and will be the first to debut his majors record since doing so, also at the US Open., Marin Cilic in 2014.

Thiem frustrated 2018 US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev from start to finish and did a great job in not losing focus against the unbelievably consistent Russian The Austrian posted a 6-2, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (5) score to advance into his third Grand Slam final.

And perhaps he will Sunday, when both try to become a first-time Grand Slam champion, something men's tennis hasn't seen in six years, thanks largely to the dominance of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Though the U.S. Tennis Association made a decision to continue with the tournament under strict orders, Rafael Nadal chose to sit out, citing concerns over the fact that COVID-19 was still at large. Federer is at rest after two knee operations while Djokovic was unceremoniously knocked out in the pre-quarter by a ball to the line judge before Marin Silich of Croatia won the award at the 2014 US Open. Here's how to watch the U.S. Open Finals online.

The seventh-ranked Zverev came back from a two-set deficit in his semi-final against Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday, proving he has the grit and determination to pull through when the going gets tough.

Zverev, 23, is competing in his first major final, while Austria's Thiem, 27, has lost his previous three finals. Earlier this year, he faced the best Australian Open player of all time in Novak Djokovic. Now everyone is waiting for tonight.

"I knew that I had to come up with better tennis and I knew I had to be more stable". Finally, the H2H is 7-2 to Thiem and 3-0 in grand slams, so it's not been a good matchup for the German.

"I expect a very tough, very open match", said the world number three.

With five matches down at the US Open, Dominic Thiem still finds it hard to maintain intensity in the absence of fans.

"Really, really happy to be through and I think it was a great semi-final". "Myself or Dominic, we can have these bad days where.maybe you can say I'm going to play to the backhand of Dominic and get some chances". Zverev has been poor at winning matches as an underdog in slams, but he has still won a set or more in 9 of 12 and has also won a set in 7 of the 9 H2H, including at the Australian Open in 2020, where Thiem won 3-6 6-4 7-6 7-6. "There were chances coming up with these exhibitions, so I took it".

"I'm looking forward to it". Thiem is a heavy -400 (1.25) favorite to lift the trophy, which feels a little short based on pure ability, but about right given their respective form, experience, level shown in slams and the H2H.

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