Dominic Thiem superior to his second Grand Slam final of 2020, digging out a win over third seeded Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-2 7-6(7) 7-6(5) on the US Open on Friday. Thiem seized the early momentum inside Arthur Ashe Stadium, handily carrying the primary set with out dropping a single first-serve level, however a double fault and a forehand error noticed him hand Medvedev the break and the early lead within the second.
The Australian Open runner-up spent the rest of the body enjoying catch up, changing on a important break to degree the rating 5-5 earlier than the 24-12 months-previous Russian dragged it right into a tiebreak.
The 27-12 months-previous Austrian, who had a coach study his ankle earlier than the third set, slipped and fell twice within the match, unfurling a string of annoyed exclamations within the second incident, however regained his cool to outlive yet one more tiebreak to clinch the affair with an influence forehand and a roar.
“I played my best tennis then towards the end of the sets,” stated Thiem, who’s gunning for a maiden Grand Slam title. “Both tiebreaks were amazing. Tiebreaks are mentally a tough thing. I don’t like them at all to be honest. I’m really happy to be through. It was a great semi-final,” he added.
Thiem will tackle Germany’s Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s US Open final.