Thiem beats Zverev and meets Djokovic in the Australian final
The Austrian Dominic Thiem will play his first final of Australian Open, on Sunday before the current champion Novak Djokovic, after defeating this Friday in the German semifinals Alexander Zverev by 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 and 7-6.
Thiem, 26, will therefore play his Grand Slam third final. In the previous two he fell defeated against Rafa Nadal on the clay of Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019.
In a very balanced match of 3 hours and 42 minutes, Thiem was able to overcome after losing the first set. Zverev, brilliant in many sections, lacked the consistency to endure a duel against a tennis player with more experience in the heights such as the Austrian.
Thiem was more solid and his tennis grew over the minutes. As it happened before Nadal, who won three tie breaks, He was calm and successful to join the two decisive games They defined the duel.
“It has been an incredible game, with two tie breaks, hard and very close. It was impossible to break the serve. Being in the final is incredible, a great start to the season for me, ”Thiem said in the post-match interview with American legend John McEnroe.