Dominic Thiem is on course to win a Grand Slam title in a fourth attempt when he plays Alexander Zverev at the US Open men’s singles final on Sunday.
Thiem edged Russian Daniil Medvedev in three sets 6-2 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-5) in the semi-finals of the US Open to set up a contest against Zverev in his fourth Slam final having lost on two occasions at the Roland Garros to Rafael Nadal and at the Australian Open to Novak Djokovic in January.
In other news, Alexander Zverev became the youngest men’s Grand Slam finalist for a decade, after producing the best comeback of his career to defeat the Pablo Carreno Busta.
The German was disappointing in the first two sets but improved as the match went on to claim a 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-3 win over the Spaniard, his first win from such loosing position.
In the past 12 years, only seven men have won the US Open and, without any of them left in the 2020 draw, Zverev and Thiem have the chance to write their names in the history books.