There were long-term games and others that went on the fast track, but it is certain that Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, Pablo Carreño Busta and Alexander Zverev earned their respective tickets on the court to be among the top four of the US Open.
The time that each one used to win the corresponding five games indicates that:
The Russian Medvedev with 9:55 is the most rested of all followed by the 10 hours and 32 minutes of Thiem. Meanwhile, the Spanish Carreño Busta was on the verge of 12 o’clock (11:56) and Alexander Zverev was seconds away from 2 o’clock (13:53).
In addition, it will be the first Grand Slam for a person born in the ’90s: Carreño Busta in 1991, Thiem in 1993, Medvedev in ’96 and Zverev a year later (1997).
Of all of them, the Moscow-born keeps intact his chances of becoming the first tennis player to win the Trophy in New York without giving up any set.