14 September 2020 02:44
Speaking after the match, Zverev was left in tears and paid tribute to his parents, who both tested positive for Covid-19 before the tournament. He said: "I don't know where to start. I'd like to congratulate Dominic on the first of many Grand Slam titles. It was a tough battle - I wish you would have missed a little more. "I want to thank my parents.
I wish one day I can bring the trophy home." "Here I am giving a runner-up speech. Thanks to my team for sticking with me - the last two years have not been easy - hopefully one day we will lift this trophy. Thiem responded with equal kindness, paying tribute to his friendship with the runner-up. He said: "I'd also like to start with you, Sascha. We started to know each other in 2014 when we were both ranked 100th or something and straight away we developed a great friendship.