Alexander Zverev (4th) will have to continue postponing his first Grand Slam title: he lost in the US Open semifinals against Novak Djokovic (1st) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6 and 6-2 , in three hours and 34 minutes. Although this was not the only thing that had to postpone the number four in the world.
Zverev has been known to be one of the sensations on the ATP circuit for several years now. With five Masters 1000 won, plus a World Tour Finals and an Olympic medal (achieved in Tokyo 2020), he still has a pending account: a title major.
Tournaments in this category have been the weakness of the German. So much so that he could never defeat the best of five sets to any Top 10: the record is 0-11. The hardest defeats, surely, was this with Djokovic and against Dominic Thiem (6th) in the final of Flushing Meadows 2020 (2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6).