Anyone staying up for the two matches tonight? Azarenka's probably my favourite female player of all time behind Li Na but I certainly wouldn't be against Serena v Osaka II in the final on Saturday night.
Zverev is basically a Dimitrov clone, massively overated because of how he looks and the fact he wins daft tournaments but ultimately will never be good enough to win a slam.
A bit harsh no? He's only 23. Just grinded his way to a Slam final playing not particularly close to his best. A set and a break down in the quarter and two sets down in the semi.
He's the same age as Meddy bear was last year when he reached his first Slam final and two years younger than Thiem was. There's far far more to tennis than just winning Grand Slams but there's no chance in a few years time we're talking about Sascha Zverev without him being a Grand Slam champ. You don't have a 4-3 winning record against Roger Federer or can beat Djokovic, Wawrinka and Thiem in the final of a tournament if you're any old mug.
I disagree, slams are the be all and end all, its what you are judged on, Zverev can beat Djokovic and Federer in finals of non slams as they hardly care about them finals. In the slams he can't beat them because he isn't good enough. Fair enough he's got to the final of this one but even then he has only had to play one player ranked in the top 20. I just think hes massively overrated.
I disagree, slams are the be all and end all
Best I've seen zverev play in a grand slam match in years. This is the tennis that beat Federer and Djokovic back to back in the atp finalThiem not playing particularly well but this is some big boy tennis from Sascha Zverev, he's been excellent so far. Interested to see if his serve and forehand hold up if he gets close to the finish line.
Best I've seen zverev play in a grand slam match in years. This is the tennis that beat Federer and Djokovic back to back in the atp final
Thiem is having an absolute shocker, been so good all tournament, but his gameplan and head has been all over the place.
Thiem may struggle to recover mentally from this missed opportunity and how he's played, I'd seriously doubt hed get a grand slam if this is how he plays when he's the favourite