US Open 2020: Zverev, Busta dominate their way to reach semifinals

Busta and Zverev sail through to the US Open 2020 semifinals crashing Coric and Shapovalov, respectively.

Alexander Zverev, Pablo Carreno Busta

Us Open 2020 reaches the quarterfinals with some riveting face-offs experienced on Day 9 of the tournament. Alexander Zverev blasted Borna Coric and Busta beat Shapovalov cruising through to the semi-finals.

Zverev cruises past Coric

Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev cruised past Borna Coric 1-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(1), 6-3 and reached the semis. Though not playing his best, he aced the deal hitting 52 winners to 46 unforced errors. Being behind the baseline for long, Zverev entwined a cross-court forehand passing shot for a winner to get back on serve as the 27th seed needed just two service holds from taking a two-set lead. And from that moment, there was no looking back.

“At some point I told myself, ‘Look, if you keep playing like this, you’re going to be down two sets to love in a blink,” Zverev said post-match.

“I needed to be more aggressive, needed to go into the rallies and be more stable as well. At the end of the day, this is what I did and this is why it worked out for me.” he added.

Busta beats Shapovalov

Pablo Carreno Busta

Pablo Carreno Busta winged past Shapovalov with a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 0-6, 5-2 win, reaching his second hard court grand slam semifinals. Despite relentless fight and 76 winners, seed 12 Shapovalov gave in to the imperturbable Busta after 4 hours 9 minutes. Overcoming a hip injury, he tirelessly retrieved balls and backfired Shapovalov’s offensive power.  

“I’m destroyed, but I’m very happy. It’s incredible to be back in the semi-finals,” Carreno Busta said to ESPN’s James Blake post-match.

“I think I’m very comfortable on these courts. I think the past months during quarantine was very tough for everyone. I worked very hard with my coach. When you work hard, normally the results arrive. Maybe not in the first tournament, but I’m very lucky to be in the semi-finals.” he added.

Spaniard next faces Zverev in the semis.

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