Welcome to Wide World of Sports’ coverage of the Australian Open semi-finals. In the second semi-final, it will be two-time French Open runner-up Dominic Thiem against one of rising stars of men’s tennis in Alexander Zverev.
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Tonight’s Australian Open semi-final between Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev will be the ninth clash between the pair and their first in Melbourne.
Thiem has enjoyed the upper hand so far in the rivalry, currently holding a 6-2 all-time record, with Zverev’s last win over Thiem coming in 2018.
It will be the third Grand Slam meeting between the pair, with Thiem winning the previous two at the French Open in 2016 and 2018.
Thiem’s success against Zverev hasn’t been limited to the clay court, with the Austrian holding a 2-1 all-time record against the German on hard court surfaces.
Zverev’s last hard court win against Thiem came back in 2016 where he defeated Thiem 4-6 6-1 6-3 in the first round of the China Open in Beijing.