Men’s tennis will have a maiden Grand Slam winner by the time the US Open final reaches its conclusion. Second seed Dominic Thiem and fifth seed Alexander Zverev have built up their rivalry in recent years and will now battle it out for glory at Flushing Meadows.

“When you start playing tennis at a young age, the thing that you always wanted to do is play in big tournaments [and] the big finals,” said Zverev.

“I feel like this is the reason I started playing tennis,” Zverev said.

“You’ve got to be able to handle it. For me, it was always about the big moments in big tournaments.”

Zverev and Thiem have met nine times previously, with the latter leading the head-to-head rivalry 7-2.

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The Austrian has also won their last three meetings, including four-set victory in this year’s Australian Open semi-finals.

“I won’t change my mindset at all. I know what Sascha [Zverev] is capable of,” said Thiem.

“He’s a hell of a player. One of the greatest ones in [the] past years. Won all titles besides a major.

“He will also try everything that he’s capable of doing to win the title. It’s going to be a super difficult match.”


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What time does the US Open final start?

Zverev and Thiem are expected to be on the court some time after 9pm BST.

The action will unfold in the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

How to watch the US Open final

Zverev vs Thiem will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video throughout the UK.

A subscription costs £7.99 per month but new customers signing up can enjoy a 30-day free trial, which can be cancelled at any time.



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