Zverev US Open "Flashbacks"


"This week, the German ace Zverev has decided to play on his home turf in Cologne, Germany. During the pre-match presser, he reflected on the dramatic fifth set that he played during the US Open 2020 finals against Dominic Thiem.

It was one of the most important deciding sets in Sascha’s career, and its conclusion left him in shambles. It’s been almost four weeks now, but Zverev still regrets dropping the most precious set of his career, which cost him a Major title. He was 5-3 up in the fifth and was serving for his first Grand Slam crown. With Sascha committing a few unforced errors, Thiem made his Slam breakthrough with a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) victory.

“Every day 20-25 times. In the nights, too. And in my dreams, too. I think that says it all, no?” Zverev replied when asked how many times a day does he think about the US Open final."
 

Beckerserve

Legend

"This week, the German ace Zverev has decided to play on his home turf in Cologne, Germany. During the pre-match presser, he reflected on the dramatic fifth set that he played during the US Open 2020 finals against Dominic Thiem.

It was one of the most important deciding sets in Sascha’s career, and its conclusion left him in shambles. It’s been almost four weeks now, but Zverev still regrets dropping the most precious set of his career, which cost him a Major title. He was 5-3 up in the fifth and was serving for his first Grand Slam crown. With Sascha committing a few unforced errors, Thiem made his Slam breakthrough with a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) victory.

“Every day 20-25 times. In the nights, too. And in my dreams, too. I think that says it all, no?” Zverev replied when asked how many times a day does he think about the US Open final."
No sympathy from me. Serving an 89 mph first serve is just unforgivable.
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
Damn, don't you guys feel at least a little sorry for him?

I do.

I mean, am glad Thiem finally won one, but this is awful.
Z won my respect that day (but his 2nd serve didn't). It felt a bit like the W09 final; what was supposed to be Thiem's crowning moment ended with me just feeling bad for Zverev. He played his heart out but the old demons came back to haunt him before he could close it out.

When Sascha does win a Slam (I'm pretty sure he will at some point), it'd be quite the story.
 
Z won my respect that day (but his 2nd serve didn't). It felt a bit like the W09 final; what was supposed to be Thiem's crowning moment ended with me just feeling bad for Zverev. He played his heart out but the old demons came back to haunt him before he could close it out.

When Sascha does win a Slam (I'm pretty sure he will at some point), it'd be quite the story.
Unlike some sadistic tennis fans out there (won't mention any names), I usually root for whoever lost his first or 2nd or especially 3rd slam finale - at their next slam finale.

Except Soderling. He could have gone 0-8 in slam finales as far as I'm concerned...
 

SinneGOAT

Hall of Fame
I feel sorry for him, but I don’t think he’s gonna immediately rebound. I don’t see him making slam finals for another year or two.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Z won my respect that day (but his 2nd serve didn't). It felt a bit like the W09 final; what was supposed to be Thiem's crowning moment ended with me just feeling bad for Zverev. He played his heart out but the old demons came back to haunt him before he could close it out.

When Sascha does win a Slam (I'm pretty sure he will at some point), it'd be quite the story.
 

TheNachoMan

Hall of Fame
I hope he doesn’t suffer from the Coria effect. That would really suck..

here’s hoping he wins a slam next year :cool:
 

kevin qmto

Semi-Pro
Z won my respect that day (but his 2nd serve didn't). It felt a bit like the W09 final; what was supposed to be Thiem's crowning moment ended with me just feeling bad for Zverev. He played his heart out but the old demons came back to haunt him before he could close it out.

When Sascha does win a Slam (I'm pretty sure he will at some point), it'd be quite the story.
Idk about that, no one would look back and feel bad for Roddick had he blown a 2 sets to love lead at W09, that match was neck and neck the whole ride.
 

threehandedbackhand

Professional
I hope he doesn’t suffer from the Coria effect. That would really suck..
It's even more problematic, cause Zverev is an usual choker. Just see 'Poor Zverev...DESTROYED once more, LOL!' topic. He chokes plenty of times per year.

Now in this field the main question will be: is his choking an effect of 2020 USO final? or rather did he just returned to his normal chokeness level?


Furthermore he declares thinking about it 20-25 times per day.
It means statistically every 57-72 minutes his mind goes back to it.
Conclusion is clear: it's not possible for him to play tennis match USO-nightmare free.
 
Losing in a 5th set tiebreak must be genuinely demoralizing for a player in his 1st final.

Thankfully, he didn't blow a 40-15 lead :)



I'm sure you wouldn't begrudge the Nole trolls taking pleasure in this, would you now? ;)
Experiencing this while you already have 20, a world of difference to TRUE suffering experienced by Coria and Zverev.
 
Or Ivanisevic after losing his 3rd Wimb final to Sampras in that marathon 5-setter.
True, but I had zero empathy because he basically just blasted aces and made no real effort - in terms of the effort shown by Chang, Courier, Muster.

I had no respect for Ivanisevic, never felt sorry for him. He was a grumpy, lazy clown.
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
True, but I had zero empathy because he basically just blasted aces and made no real effort - in terms of the effort shown by Chang, Courier, Muster.

I had no respect for Ivanisevic, never felt sorry for him. He was a grumpy, lazy clown.
To be fair, that's just how Ivanisevic played the game. He was a one-dimensional servebot with little else to his game, but that doesn't make him "lazy". He had to work his @$$ off to get that serve in the first place, and to fight off all the injuries later in his career.

It takes effort to be a servebot too, you know?
 
To be fair, that's just how Ivanisevic played the game. He was a one-dimensional servebot with little else to his game, but that doesn't make him "lazy". He had to work his @$$ off to get that serve in the first place, and to fight off all the injuries later in his career.

It takes effort to be a servebot too, you know?
It's all relative... The effort is there, but compared to Muster or Courier Goran doesn't know what effort even means.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
I feel sorry for me and his other few fans on this board. When Zverev broke to serve for the match, I began searching for anti-Zverev threads to bump! Oh, the disappointment.
Jump off the Zverev train and get abroad the Sinner Express. ;)
 
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