One more win and then Alexander Zverev is ‘finally‘ in his first grand final. The fifth-placed German qualified for the semi-finals at the US Open by beating Borna Coric 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), 6-3.
The 23-year-old Zverev has been in the top ten for years, winning eleven titles, including the ATP Finals in 2018. Only at the grandslam tournaments he never excelled. This year at the Australian Open he reached the last four of a major for the first time.
Zverev smells his chance
Now that Novak Djokovic is disqualified and Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are absent in New York, Zverev even smells his chance for a first grand slam title, while he never got past the fourth round before.
Against the Croat Coric it looked a set and a half gloomy for Zverev. He made a break in the second set and then decided to temporize. Coric didn’t know what to do with that, started to make more mistakes and also delivered two sloppy tiebreaks.
Because of his victory, Zverev is the first German in the semi-finals of the US Open since Boris Becker in 1995. His next opponent will be Canadian Denis Shapovalov or Spaniard Pablo Carrena Busta.