Daniiel Medvedev engaged in a heated argument with the chair umpire in the semi-final clash when he hit a serve that he believed was long while trailing 3-2 in the first set but was denied by the chair umpire, who insisted that Thiem hit the return before the challenge was made. This incident threw Medvedev off mentally and Thiem capitalised to win the set. He was also busting out in the fume saying ‘US Open is a Joke’.
Medvedev also crossed the net to show where he thought the mark was, and Dumusois called the violation of code to which the Russian reacted. Medvedev reacted, “Sorry, I think I killed someone, right? Sorry, I was so bad to cross the net. Sorry, my apologies, my sincere apologies to the US Open for crossing the net. Oh my God.”
Alexander Zverev constructed quite a comeback, getting his game in gear to beat a fading Carreno Busta 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to enter his first Grand Slam final. Zverev, the No. 5 seed, will play No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem at Flushing Meadows.