German tennis star Alexander Zverev says he is preparing himself for an extremely tough US Open as he claims the two best players in the world are set to clash. Zverev, seeded at No. 5, recovered from two sets down against world No.
27 Pablo Carreno Busta to win 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-3 and make his maiden Grand Slam final. In the second semifinal the followed, No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem handed a straight-set defeat to No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev to set up a Zverev final.
"I mean, it says that Boris won. That's one small fact. That I still need to achieve. Sunday is going to be extremely difficult no matter who I play of those guys," Zverev said. "But I'm looking forward to it.
Yeah, I'm in the final of a Grand Slam. The two best players in the world are going to be playing on court."
Zverev says the job is not finished
Zverev, the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals champion, has finally managed to make a breakthrough at the Grand Slam and make his maiden Major final.
"Yeah, it's great. Obviously happy to be in a final. But as I said in the previous question, there's still one more step to go. For me, I think it's going to be extremely difficult. Both of those guys deserve to be in the final.
That's it. "I mean, if I play Dominic, we played an epic in Australia. If I play Daniil, we had some great matches as well. No matter who it's going to be, it's going to be a new Grand Slam champion, but it's going to be also a very difficult match I think."
Zverev looked bad on the court in the first two sets but he managed to work his way back into the match. "I mean, I looked at the scoreboard after two sets. I thought to myself, Look, I'm playing a Grand Slam semifinal, I'm down 6-3, 6-2 in a match where on paper I'm supposed to be the favorite," Zverev said.
"I needed to play better, start something new. I thought, Okay, I'm going to go set by set, we'll see how far I can get. It turned out well in the end. "Obviously it was very close. Pablo deserved to be in the final just as much as I did. Yeah, a few points here or there on either side of the match."