It seemed to be the big moment, the day when Alexander Zverev got it all out in the finals of the US Open in his first appearance in this case at tournaments of this category, but up front he had a warrior who wouldn’t lower his arms, Dominic Thiem , the champion of the 2020 edition of the US Open, the first in the Open Era to come back two sentences in definition.
The German had a 2-0 lead and served for the title in the fifth set, but it wasn’t his day. “It’s not easy to lose after winning the first two sets and breaking in the third.
The game changed when he managed to break me. I think it was the first in that third set. He started playing a lot better and I started playing a lot worse. At that point the game changed, although I still had a lot of options afterwards, ”explained Zverev in his meeting with the media after the meeting on Sunday.
Alexander Zverev: It was a difficult time for me
Despite the heavy defeat, the native of Hamburg is confident that further opportunities will arise. “I was on the verge of becoming a Grand Slam champion, just a few games away, maybe a couple of points.
In my case, what bothered me the most was not losing the third set but the fifth. I had a lot of chances to win the fifth set and I didn’t take advantage of them. I know that I am 23 years old.
I don’t think this will be my last chance. I think I’ll be Grand Slam champion at some point. “Zverev also shared why he was so emotional at the trophy ceremony. “My parents are fine, in fact they have already tested Covid negative.
That was why they weren’t here. As I said earlier, losing a Grand Slam final after winning the first two sets 7-6 in the fifth isn’t easy. Everything came together in the speech and I was moved, I couldn’t put two words together.
I really don’t remember what I said. It was a difficult moment for me, ”said the German player.