Thiem, Zverev into US Open final

first_imgDominic Thiem of Austria will play Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the US Open final for their first Grand Slam titles after they won their last-four matches in contrasting styles Friday. Second seed Thiem ousted third-seeded Russian and last year’s runner-up Daniil Medvedev in a closely fought three-setter that was packed with powerful baseline rallies and impressive serving. The 27-year-old Thiem won 6-2, 7-6 (9⁄7) 7-6 (7⁄5) in 2hr 56 min inside Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach his fourth Grand Slam final. Earlier, Zverev came from two sets down to complete a remarkable comeback against 20th-seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta and reach his first tennis major final. The 23-year-old German won an error-strewn, scrappy encounter 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in 3hr 23min, also on the famous Ashe court. It marked the first time in Zverev’s career that he came from two sets behind to win. “I actually looked at the scoreboard when I was down two sets to love,” Zverev said. “I was like, ‘I can’t believe it. I’m playing in a semi-final, I’m supposed to be the favourite and I have no chance, I’m playing that bad.”Advertisement Zverev made 36 unforced errors in the first two sets compared to just 12 for Carreno Busta as the nerves of the occasion seemed to get the better of him. But Zverev began to cut down on his mistakes in the third set, upping his service game and taking control of rallies with more powerful, accurate groundstrokes. “I started taking the ball more on the rise. I started giving myself the chance to be the one that is aggressive,” said the German, adding: “I’m through to my first Grand Slam final and that’s all that matters.” Carreno Busta said he had lost “a big opportunity” to reach a first Slam final. Alexander Zverev of Germany celebrates winning his semi-final match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain at the 2020 US Open Read Also: Messi: Barcelona president harassed in first public outing “I made the semi-finals here. I know that is a good result, is a good performance, but now in this moment it’s tough,” he told reporters. Zverev becomes the first German man to reach the final of a tennis major since Rainer Schuttler at the 2003 Australian Open. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Pink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t KnowEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show Youlast_img read more

4-star power forward Diagne reportedly expected to verbally commit to Syracuse

first_imgMoustapha Diagne, a heavily recruited power forward in the Class of 2015, is expected to choose Syracuse at the Mary Kline Classic on Saturday, the Post-Standard reported Friday.The Post-Standard’s Mike Waters cited two sources saying that “Syracuse will likely be Diagne’s pick” after he announced earlier this week that he will make his college decision at the event.Diagne is a four-star recruit according to Scout.com. He is listed at 6 feet, 8 inches and 230 pounds, and received offers from Florida, Kansas, Memphis and Villanova, among other schools, also according to Scout. He currently attends Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.) High School, which is in close proximity to West Orange, N.J., where the Mary Kline Classic will be held.Diagne has visited Syracuse multiple times, the Post-Standard reported. When he visited campus for the Syracuse-Duke basketball game on Feb. 1 he told The Daily Orange, “It was a great game, maybe the best college game I have ever seen.”Should Diagne verbal to Syracuse, he will join five-star small forward Malachi Richardson (Hamilton, N.J.), four-star power forward Tyler Lydon (New Hampton, N.H.) and four-star shooting guard Franklin Howard (Fairfax, Va.) in the Orange’s Class of 2015.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on May 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more