US Open Day 14 - Thiem at last; Zverev devastated
Dominic Thiem is finally a Grand Slam champion, but he had to do it the hard way, becoming the first man in US Open history to mount a comeback from two sets to love down in the final, triumphing in a deciding set tiebreak against Alexander Zverev.
On the podcast, we try to get our heads around what happened. Why did Thiem start so slowly? In what way did Zverev's gameplan impress early on? How did the match turn around? What did it feel like to see both players confront nerves in that excruciating decider? How scarred will Zverev be by this defeat? And what will the result do to Thiem?
We also round up the day's wheelchair matches and reflect on the tournament as a whole.
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