"I think in the first set I was so nervous, I wasn't moving my feet. I felt like I was not playing to my best. There are too many things in my head. It would be very embarrassing to lose this in under an hour so I just have to try my best," Osaka said of the turnaround.
This was the first US Open final to be decided by a fifth-set tie-break, while Thiem became the first player in the Open Era to rally from two sets down in a US Open final.
"We started to know each other back in 2014 and straight away started to develop a great friendship and then a great rivalry," Thiem said of his close friend Zverev. "We've made great things happen on the court and off the court. It's amazing how far our journey brought us to share this moment. I wish we could have two winners today. We both deserved it."
Sunday sees four more games, with perhaps the highlight being the Valencia derby between Valencia and Levante, while Huesca return to the top-flight away to Villarreal. Enditem
Osaka then gained the momentum and broke a third time to take the match to a deciding set.
"Community smart gyms are getting more and more popular in cities, as they provide more exercise options for residents at their leisure and improve the quality of their lives," Zhang added. Enditem
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi will be free to play in Argentina's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next month after the forward's suspension was deemed to be no longer valid, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Teaming up for the very first time was no problem for German player Laura Siegemund and Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva, as the unseeded pair completed their dream run to the US Open women's doubles title with a straight-set victory over third seeds Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan in the final on Friday.
The announcement came a day after a 2-0 home loss to Palmeiras, a result that left Corinthians 13th in the 20-team standings with just two wins from eight matches.
Hoffenheim pressed for the winner in extra time but it was the underdogs who grabbed the lead as Freiberger's lay up allowed Christian Bickel to slot home in the 100th minute to make it 2-1.
Covering a construction area of 139,304 square meters, the stadium has a unique and ground-breaking seating bowl design that maximizes the view to the football pitch from all the 33,765 seats, while creating an intimate atmosphere for the spectators.