US Open: Pablo Carreno Busta vs Alexander Zverev Live Score and Stream
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7:47 PM11 days ago

Zverev into the final

Alexander Zverev wins the match 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-3

What a comeback by the German as looked to be lucky if he would last an hour and a half after getting dominated in those first two sets. He hung tough and wound up being the better player over the final three sets.

A real shame about Carreno Busta's injury just before the fifth set began. You wonder how different the outcome would have been if he hadn't gotten hurt, but he's announced himself to be back in the thick of the chase.

So Zverev awaits the winner of the second semifinal between third seed Daniil Medvedev and second seed Dominic Thiem in Saturday's championship match.

I'll be back in a few minutes with coverage of that second semifinal. This is John Lupo saying so long for now.

7:43 PM11 days ago

Zverev closing in

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 4-6 3-5 Zverev

Did we say easy holds? There's another that takes the German to within a game of his first major final.

7:42 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta hanging in there

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 4-6 3-4 *Zverev

And the holds to 15 continue. 

7:41 PM11 days ago

Zverev answers

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 4-6 2-4 Zverev

And Zverev answers with a hold to 15.

7:40 PM11 days ago

Easy hold for Carreno Busta

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 4-6 2-3 *Zverev

The Spaniard holds to 15 and is still only down a break.

7:25 PM11 days ago

Zverev inching closer to the final

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 4-6 1-3 Zverev

Another hold for the fifth seed. Wasn't he downs two sets at one point?

7:23 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta on the board

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 4-6 1-2 *Zverev 

That was a must game for the 20th seed and he got it. 

7:22 PM11 days ago

Hold for the fifth set

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 4-6 0-2 Zverev

And a hold consolidates the German's lead.

7:21 PM11 days ago

Zverev breaks to open the fifth set

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-4 0-1 *Zverev

It looks as though Carreno Busta may have some sort of injury after taking a medical timeout. Zverev takes full advantage with an opening break.

7:06 PM11 days ago

German forces a fifth set

Alexander Zverev wins the fourth set 6-4

And he indeed does serve it out to force a deciding set. 

7:05 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta holds

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 4-5 *Zverev

The Spaniard saves a set point and puts the set on Zverev's racquet.

6:56 PM11 days ago

Zverev on the verge

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 3-5 Zverev

So it does look like we'll be going five as Zverev holds to move to within a game of the fourth set.

6:52 PM11 days ago

Zverev breaks

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 3-4 *Zverev 

Are we headed to a fifth set? Sure looks that way as the German breaks.

6:51 PM11 days ago

Love hold for Zverev

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 3-3 Zverev

Easy game for the German there.

6:44 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta back in front

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 3-2 *Zverev

Big hold for the Spaniard. Really big.

6:38 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta breaks back

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 2-2 Zverev

Double faults have been a problem for the fifth seed and he throws in his sixth to set up triple break point and a backhand error brings the Spaniard back on level terms.

6:37 PM11 days ago

Zverev breaks

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 1-2 *Zverev

The German is getting a better read on Carreno Busta's serve and he's back in front again.

6:30 PM11 days ago

Easy hold for the fifth seed

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 1-1 Zverev

But the German holds to love. 

6:29 PM11 days ago

Big hold for the Spaniard

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-6 1-0 *Zverev

He needed that. Carreno Busta saves a break point and holds to temporarily stop Zverev's momentum.

6:26 PM11 days ago

Zverev takes the set

Alexander Zverev wins the third set 6-3

No problem in that service game. A hold to love for the German and Carreno Busta's lead is reduced to two sets to one.

6:25 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta holds

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 3-5 *Zverev

And the 20th seed will make Zverev serve it out.

6:24 PM11 days ago

German on the verge of forcing a fourth set

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 2-5 Zverev

Much better from the fifth seed there. A love hold.

6:23 PM11 days ago

Zverev back in front

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 2-4 *Zverev 

But he gets it right back with another break.

6:23 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta breaks back

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 2-3 Zverev

So Zverev gives his advantage away at the first time of asking. Back on serve.

5:58 PM11 days ago

Another hold for Zverev

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 1-2 Zverev

An easy hold for the fifth seed. Is he gaining momentum now?

5:52 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta answers

Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 1-1 *Zverev

And the Spaniard answers with a love hold.

5:52 PM11 days ago

Zverev holds

*Carreno Busta 6-3 6-2 0-1 Zverev

A much better start for the fifth seed to the third set as he holds.

5:47 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta takes a two-set lead

Pablo Carreno Busta wins the second set 6-2

A tricky game that the 20th seed sees out and he is a game away from his first career Grand Slam final.

5:42 PM11 days ago

German making it interesting

*Carreno Busta 6-3 5-2 Zverev

A hold by Zverev and now a second opportunity for the Spaniard to serve it out.

5:41 PM11 days ago

Zverev gets on the board

Carreno Busta 6-3 5-1 *Zverev

A backhand down the line for a winner and the German gets one of the breaks back.

5:32 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta a game away

*Carreno Busta 6-3 5-0 Zverev

A backhand skittered wide by Zverev gives the Spaniard the opportunity to serve for a two-set lead.

5:20 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta dominating

*Carreno Busta 6-3 3-0 Zverev

 

A second break for the 20th seed and he is in pole position.

5:12 PM11 days ago

Spaniard stretches his lead

Carreno Busta 6-3 2-0 *Zverev

A love hold for Carreno Busta and he is in a commanding position now.

5:11 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta breaks

*Carreno Busta 6-3 1-0 Zverev

Undone by unforced errors, the German is broken.

5:01 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta takes the lead

Pablo Carreno Busta takes the first set 6-3

After a challenge goes his way to bring up set point, the Spaniard draws an error from Zverev to take a one-set lead.

4:55 PM11 days ago

Two games in a row for the German

*Carreno Busta 5-3 Zverev

A hold by Zverev puts the set on Carreno Busta's racquet for a second time.

4:52 PM11 days ago

Zverev stays in the set

Carreno Busta 5-2 *Zverev

The fifth seed gets one of the breaks back.

4:46 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta dominating

*Carreno Busta 5-1 Zverev

A forehand that is met with no reply gives the Spaniard a comfortable lead and a chance to serve out the set.

4:42 PM11 days ago

Spaniard widens his lead

Carreno Busta 4-1 *Zverev

A love hold and the 20th seed has won three games in a row.

4:41 PM11 days ago

Advantage Carreno Busta

*Carreno Busta 3-1 Zverev

The first break of the match goes to the Spaniard.

4:40 PM11 days ago

Longest game of the match goes to the 20th seed

Three deuces and 13 points later, Carreno Busta holds for a 2-1 lead.
4:24 PM11 days ago

Zverev holds

*Carreno Busta 1-1 Zverev

After losing the first point on his serve, the German is able to hold.

4:22 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta holds

Carreno Busta 1-0 Zverev

The Spaniard with a love hold to begin the match.

1:21 PM11 days ago

Zverev looking to join elite company

Should the fifth seed win, he would be the third German man to reach the US Open final, joining Boris Becker and Michael Stich.
1:14 PM11 days ago

Carreno Busta road to the semifinals

After coming back from down two sets to one in his first round match against Yasutaka Uchiyama, the Spaniard won in straight sets against American wild card Mitchell Krueger and Ricardas Berankis before the default of top seed Novak Djokovic late in the first set of their fourth round match.

Carreno Busta then beat 12th seed Denis Shapovalov in five sets to reach his second US Open semifinal.

12:46 PM11 days ago

Zverev road to the semifinals

The fifth seed went four sets in his first three rounds against former finalist Kevin Anderson, American wild card Brandon Nakashima and 32nd seed Adrian Mannarino. After an easy fourth round victory over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Zverev came back from a set down to defeat 27th seed Borna Coric.
12:30 PM11 days ago

Head-to-Head

Carreno Busta and Zverev have only played one previous time with the German coming out the winner 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the semifinals of Miami in 2018.
12:22 PM11 days ago

Match preview

You can find a preview of today's match from my colleague Oliver Dickson Jefford here.

US Open semifinal preview: Pablo Carreno Busta vs Alexander Zverev

9:26 AM11 days ago

A special message from VAVEL

Before we get started with coverage of today's match, we at VAVEL would like to recognize the 3,042 victims that lost their lives at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11th, 2001.

May they rest in peace.

 

 

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