World number three Dominic Thiem reached the US Open finals after a straight-set win against Russian Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals on Friday. Austrian will now face his friend and rival Alexander Zverev, who defeated Pablo Carreno Busta in his semifinals fixture.
While 27-years-old has a good chance to win his maiden Grand Slam in Flushing Meadows, earlier he missed his winning opportunities in the last three major finals. Thiem lost to Rafael Nadal twice in the Roland Garros and to Novak Djokovic once in the Australian Open
However, Austrian would not wish to suffer in the Grand finals with a streak of four straight losses like Andy Murray.
While Former world number one Andy Murray was defeated by Federer trice and Djokovic once before winning his first Grand Slam title in the 2012 US Open, besides, Thiem spoke about his fourth final at the US Open, Dominic joked if he lost to Alexander Zverev then he would call Murray for some recovery tips!
After the match, Thiem said, “It’s all or nothing. Again going to be a complete, open match. His first serve is out of this world. So fast, so precise so I just need to try and get that back in play.”
Additionally, he went on to say, “‘It’s a great friendship, a great rivalry so I look forward to playing that first major final against him and well, if I win I have my first. If not, I slowly have to call Andy Murray (to see) how it is with 0-4.”
“He(Zverev) Tries To Win It In His First Try”- Dominic Thiem
World No.03 Thiem will now face fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev in his first Grand Slam race at the US Open finals on Sunday.
The second-seeded said ahead of the final match, “I’m desperate to win this first big title. Him as well, he tries to win it in his first try. Me it’s going to be the fourth one. Well, if I don’t do it, it’s getting in the head probably soon. But I’ll try everything to avoid that, of course.”
In conclusion, Austrian did say about his minor injury during the semifinals against Medvedev, “It was in the second set tiebreak at 3-2 when I slide to the drop shot and then my heel started to hurt because I took a wrong step or something because it was really hurting.”