US Open 2020 Men’s Singles Semi-finals HIGHLIGHTS: Dominic Thiem reaches his first US Open final and becomes the first Austrian to reach a singles final in Flushing Meadows and he did it in straight sets. He beat Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 7-6(7), 7-6(5) in two hours and 55 minutes. Earlier, Alexander Zverev made his first ever Grand Slam final with a 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over Pablo Carreno Busta. This was also the first time in the German’s career that he came back from two sets down.
Follow the News18 Sports’ live blog on the US Open men’s singles semi-finals, which will start with Zverev and Carreno Busta and will be followed by Thiem and Medvedev. Both Alexander Zverev and Pablo Carreno Busta are eyeing their first Grand Slam final and this is a second semi-final for both of them. While this is a second US Open semi-final for Carreno Busta, it’s a first in Flushing Meadows for Zverev. In the match-up between Medvedev and Thiem, both are Grand Slam finalists. While Thiem is a two-time French Open finalist, Medvedev played Rafae Nadal in the final of the US Open last year.
For the first time in 16 years, the men’s semi-finals at a Grand Slam tournament will be contested without any of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic participating. Instead, the matchups at Flushing Meadows on Friday will feature a quartet of 20-somethings all seeking a first major championship. The eventual champion will be the first man born in the 1990s to grab a Grand Slam trophy: Zverev is 23, Medvedev is 24, Thiem turned 27 a week ago, and Carreo Busta is 29.
Women’s Singles Semifinals: Victoria Azarenka beat No. 3 Serena Williams 1-6, 6-3, 6-3; No. 4 Naomi Osaka beat No. 28 Jennifer Brady 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-3. Men’s Doubles Final: Bruno Soares and Mate Pavic beat Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic 7-5, 6-3.