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Hilarious match. Extreme clownery for two sets, but the servebot pusher waltzes into the final having outlasted yet another opponent. His stamina is excellent, gotta give him that. To Zverev's credit, he found strong serving rhythm after looking down and out, and made few DFs in the last three sets, but Busta also wilted mentally and physically as the match went on. His failure to protect his serve in order to make use of Zverev's serving lapses in sets 3 & 4 was fatal. Once Zverev finally felt confident, from mid-4th set onwards, he began to regularly hit the ball with aggressive intent and it was curtains for PCB, whose MTO before the final set had no effect. Quite a fitting spectacle in modern times, I say.
 

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The tournament favourite marches on. Carreno was borderline unplayable in the first two sets but Sascha found a way to turn it around. What a champion.💪
 

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Well, PCB has no one to blame but himself. Zverev was there for the taking in sets 3 and 4 (served amazing in set 5). Second time he's wasted a real chance at the USO final, this one even worse than the first.

As for Zverev, without the shadow of a doubt the lowest level I've ever seen en route to a Slam final. Unless he serves 80%, he's getting crushed by either Thiem or Medvedev.
 

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Let's hope Medvedev and Thiem put on a better show than that. That was not a good advertisement for post-Big 3 tennis.
 

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As bad as this match was it was not as bad as the Coric match which is really saying something

Hopefully Thiem and Med don't kill each other and can finish him off in the finals
 

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Legend!!
 

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MTF when Djokovic goes out: Yes! Best day ever!

MTF when Zverev lifts the title: Surprise Pikachu face
 

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Legend!!
 

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Zverev played much better from third set onwards, the best in this tournament but Djokovic would have won this match probably
 

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Routine win
 
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Congrats to Zverev for winning the plate.
 

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Just what the doctor ordered for tennis' dwindling TV ratings.
 

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I could make a joke about Mischa playing the first two sets, but it would be disrespectful to suggest he would have put in a performance that horrific
 

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I love your threadbotting, DinnerWarrior.

Zverev pretty much won because PCB ran out of gas after two sets. His stamina is horrible, but it wasn't surprising after he showed signs of physical struggle during Set 4 against Shapovalov. The winner of the Medvedev/Thiem match should easily beat Zverev given Zverev's low level of play.
 

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I'm actually really happy for Zverev. Sure, his level has been low but he is trying --- his issue in the past was that he didn't try. Ferrer already working wonders.
 
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