On Sunday night we do know a new male Grand Slam champion will be crowned for the first time in 6 years and 5 days.
It could be a Spaniard, a Russian, a German or an Austria, but who will it be?
Pablo Carreno Busta vs Alex Zverev
Interesting battle for a place in a first Grand Slam final. Pablo Carreno Busta has been here in the semi-finals before in 2017 but lost to Kevin Anderson but for Sascha Zverev who does struggle for form he is in his second consecutive Grand Slam semi-final after making the semi’s in Melbourne back in January.
If anything the German is the favourite, I don’t think he will get away with if he plays like he did for the first set and a half against Coric as Carreno-Busta is a little more solid on the baseline but I am expecting a big performance.
A lot of it will come down to the question, how much is left in the tank? These guys have gone from no events for six months to one warm-up and straight into what has been an intense couple of weeks.
Zverev and Carreno Busta have met before and it was in Miami in 2018 with Sascha winning 7-6 6-2.
Dominic Thiem v Daniil Medvedev
Probably one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament. Whoever wins this battle has to be considered favourite.
Daniil has been deadly throughout the tournament, he is the only player not to drop a set and is playing his best tennis since this time last year. It is good to see Daniil playing like this, he didn’t perform in London last November and slipped under the radar in Melbourne.
Like I said, he has been deadly. I find his game fascinating to watch, his backhand is so unorthodox but pretty brutal. He has dispatched inform players with ease which is what he does now he is set for his biggest challenge.
Dominic Thiem has likewise been extremely clever the last week or so. His performance at Cincinnati was appalling and he could look back and see that as a wake-up call.
He has been smart and barely looked troubled, I was expecting a bit of nerves to sneak in being the now favourite and biggest name left but has been very good.
The last time these two met was at the Rogers Cup last year with Daniil winning 6-3 6-1 and this will be their first meeting at a major.