AGI – Their last duel dates back to the end of January in the semifinals of the Australian Open, before the Covid era, but this time Dominic Thiem e Alexander Zverev, who defeated Daniil Medvedev and Pablo Carreno, will face off for the title of US Open. So far neither of them has won a Grand Slam tournament.
In Melbourne, it was the Austrian who had the last word, after almost four hours of hard battle to reach the final, which he lost to Novak Djokovic. Tomorrow he will at least have the advantage of experience, albeit a painful one, in this phase of a Major, as he also failed twice in the Roland Garros final against host Rafael Nadal, in 2018 and 2019.
Zverev will discover the special flavor of such a moment, in a new context with the closed-door environment imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.