Dominic Thiem vs. Alexander Zverev 9/13/20 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alexander Zverev vs. Dominic Thiem - 2020 US Open Final
Sunday, September 13 2020
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The 2020 US Open Men's Singles Final is finally here and we are guaranteed a new Grand Slam Champion! World No.3, Dominic Thiem, meets a close friend and World No.7, Alexander Zverev in what is going to be a fascinating final on Sunday.
Alexander Zverev will be counting his lucky stars he is actually in this final because on Friday it looked anything but a possibility after he went 2-0 down against Pablo Carreno Busta. Zverev was just not playing well and producing an extraordinary amount of unforced errors. However, Zverev finally got into the groove of things in the third set where he was able to get some skin back in the game. Zverev maintained his composure and for the first time in his career he came back from 2 sets down to win the match in 5 sets. Zverev I think was aided by the relatively less amount of time spent on court compared to Pablo Carreno Busta who has just come off a physically draining 5 set match against Denis Shapovalov in the quarterfinals. Zverev cannot afford to go down 2-0 here otherwise it will be game over in my opinion.
Dominic Thiem just schooled Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals, beating the 2019 US Open Finalist in straight sets. Thiem showed us why he is levels above anyone else in this tournament and why is definitely the favorite to win here on Sunday. Thiem has so much experience in these moments and he will definitely know what to do, especially against Zverev, to get the job done. Thiem's game is just a thing of beauty, a bit of a mix between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, and you could not ask for better players to be compared to.
This is going to be the 10th meeting between these two close friends and players, with Dominic Thiem leading the head to head 7-2. The last 3 times these met on a hard court have all gone the way of Dominic, and the most recent one was earlier this year in the semifinals of the 2020 Australian Open, where Thiem won in 4 sets. I don't see Zverev being able to keep up with Thiem and the way he is playing at the moment. This is Thiem's tournament and this is Thiem's time.