World’s No. 3 Dominic Thiem advanced to New York’s fourth major and first final, 6-2, 7-6, 7-6, two hours 55 minutes after last year’s finalist Daniil Medvedev. I kicked it out. Most importantly, the Austrians dominated, winning the straight set and becoming the sixth active player in four major finals, following Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka.
With Alexander Zverev winning the first semi-final, the US Open guaranteed the first major champion born in the 90’s, ending Federer, Nadal and Djokovic’s winning streak. Dominique was also trying to avoid a 0-4 score in the first four major finals. It is reserved only for Ivan Lendl, Andrea Agassi, Goran Ivanisevic and Andy Murray.
Medvedev did not lose the set before this clash. He beat all his rivals in a straight set and couldn’t secure at least one against the Austrians, but serving sets 2 and 3 made it even harder to lose.
Thiem gave a more efficient number behind the second serve, defending six of the eight break chances and stealing Medvedev’s serve four times and the opener twice. Daniel won more winners thanks to the final set, but couldn’t find a way to break into his rivals and find an open court, so it wasn’t enough to keep him safe and made many errors. I sprayed it.
The Austrians argued that they drew 5-3 on both sets, eliminated the deficit, stayed calm to reach the tiebreaker and took an even bigger step towards the title. Russia hit 13 unforced errors in the opener and was offended by the baseline rally against the powerful opponents who created the four command service games.
Dominic Thiem defeated Daniil Medvedev in three sets for the US Open final.
Medvedev broke after a dispute with the referee in the sixth game, sent a wide forehand in the eighth game, took another break and handed the set to Thiem.
The numbers weren’t very good for the Russians with set number 2, but he broke at 15 in the first game, settled on a smooth rhythm and contributed to the set 5-4. When Medvedev scored a forehand, Thiem broke back, leveling his score 5-5, dodging more than five break chances in Game 11 and avoiding another setback.
The Austrians saved set points 5-6 in a tiebreaker with the winner of the service, scored a minibreak 7-7 and grabbed the set with Daniel’s error to give him a big advantage. Medvedev had to gather 16 people in the third set from the 13 winners in the first two sets to play more aggressively and change things on the court.
He broke in the second game to open a 5-2 gap, served the set 5-4 and wasted set points to allow a break for Thiem and more drama serve. Dominique gained momentum, stealing the breaker 7-5 when Daniel won the forehand and signed the deal, competing for the title with Alexander Zverev.
– Tennis Sports
Dominic Thiem overwhelms Daniil Medvedev to reach title clash
https://www.tennisworldusa.org/tennis/news/ATP_Tennis/93781/2020-in-review-dominic-thiem-overpowers-daniil-medvedev-to-reach-title-clash/ Dominic Thiem overwhelms Daniil Medvedev to reach title clash