Alexander Zverev wins his first Grand Slam final After registering his first career victory, Love followed up with two sets.
The German No. 5 seed recorded a thrilling 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-3 win over Pablo Carreno Busta in their US Open semi-finals on Friday.
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Zverev lifted his game for some time to upset the Spanish 20th seed with his back against the wall.
The German led through the first two sets to a few defeats after 36 errors, but used his versatile game to pick himself up and looked like a completely different player than the rest.
“I was really looking at the scoreboard when I was two sets down to love and I was like ‘I can’t believe it, I’m playing in the semi-finals where I’m considered a favorite and I’m two sets down in love. To do, ”Zverev said after the match.
“I knew I had to come up with better tennis and I knew I had to be more stable … but I’m in my first Grand Slam final and that’s all that matters.”
Others were also shocked that the Germans had fought back after dropping the first two sets, describing their victories as “crazy” and “insane”.
“I can’t believe he got out of it,” said a TV commentator after Zerev won his second match point.
Alexander Zverev …. This is a crazy endeavor …. joins Boris Becker, Michael Stich and Gottfried von Cram as American finalists from Germany….
– Randy Walker (@TennisPublisher) September 11, 2020
Lowery Hickey which was a crazy comeback by Zverev
– Takes from Crypt (@NoPartyNoDisco) September 11, 2020
Zerev’s first all-time consistency after 3+ hours was just insane. Well deserved victory. Hope you are fine, Joe!
– Nick Sobel (@nsobelDC) September 11, 2020
Hopefully a little less sweat for Medvedev vs that crazy Jewrev comeback
– Zach Feuerbach (@ ZachFeuerbach2) September 12, 2020
The 23-year-old became the youngest Grand Slam finalist after World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, also 23 at the 2010 US Open, and the first German major finalist after Rainer Schäutler at the 2003 Australian Open.
She is also bidding to become the first German Grand Slam champion since Boris Becker won the 1996 Australian Open.
Carreno Busta captains after a great start
This is Carreno Busta’s second defeat in the US Open semi-finals in four years.
Zverev leveled the match in a two-set match, after which the Spaniard took a medical timeout, shaking his back and German, and a sudden sword came in his step, breaking him in the first game before the ruthless home run. was required.
Carreno Busta was already shut down as he loved to open the match, setting aside break points on his next service game and taking a break twice for a 5–1 lead before securing the first set. .
Things continued on the way to the Spaniard in the second as they pushed the wall of Zverere to a 5–0 lead with three consecutive breaks during a lopsided set in which the Mitching German committed 22 unforced errors.
But Zverev flipped a switch and suddenly looked more confident of the two as he broke Carreno Busta four times in the next two sets, bending over his serve to put pressure on Spanard’s shoulders.
After the second seed, Zverev will face Dominic Thiem in the final. In the other semi-finals, she defeated Daniel Medvedev 6-2, 7-6, 7-6.