French Open 2020 will be daunting given little preparation, colder conditions and quick turnaround from US Open
An unusual season's final Grand Slam gets underway today at Roland Garros. There is little similar to previous French Open events with little preparation, quick turnaround, colder conditions, roof and floodlights on Parisian red dirt.
Should world number one, and 2016 champion, Novak Djokovic, or 12-time winner Rafael Nadal unexpectedly falter, it is Thiem who is most likely to benefit.
Rafael Nadal seeks his 13th French Open title, to go level with Roger Federer on 20 Slams, but little preparation and different conditions don't go in his favour.
French Open 2020: Rescheduled Grand Slam to witness colder conditions, retractable roof and much-smaller crowds
French Tennis Federation expected the worst of the coronavirus pandemic to subside by the rescheduled September date. But they face multitude of challenges ahead.
Rafael Nadal, who is seeded second, is aiming to equal the absent Roger Federer's men's record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
US Open 2020: Fourth time's the charm for Dominic Thiem, Naomi Osaka builds on and off the court, and more talking points
US Open 2020 crowned a first-time champion in Dominic Thiem and a third Grand Slam winner in Naomi Osaka in the bubble in New York.
US Open 2020: 'I will be a Grand Slam champion', Alexander Zverev vows to bounce back after loss to Dominic Thiem
The 23-year-old German went two sets and a break up in his first Grand Slam final before losing in five sets to Austria's Dominic Thiem.
US Open 2020: Dominic Thiem hopes to play more freely in future after securing career's first grand slam win
The second seeded Austrian thought he was heading for a fourth defeat in Grand Slam finals after going two sets down to fifth seeded German Alexander Zverev at Flushing Meadows.
US Open 2020: Dominic Thiem becomes first man to overturn two set deficit in 71 years at American Grand Slam, and more stats
Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev at the US Open was decided by a fifth-set tiebreaker, something that had never happened in the final.
US Open 2020: Dominic Thiem beats Alexander Zverev in marathon five-setter to claim first Grand Slam title
The title marks Thiem's maiden Grand Slam trophy after three previous defeats in finals of tennis majors.
US Open 2020, Men's Singles Final, Match Highlights: Dominic Thiem beats Alexander Zverev to claim first Grand Slam title
Catch all the latest updates, live scores and more from the US Open Men's Singles final between Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem on Firstpost.com's live blog!
Italian Open 2020: Injured Serena Williams withdraws; US Open finalists Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev also pull out
Four-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semi-final
Catch all the latest updates, the live score and much more in Firstpost.com's live blog of the US Open 2020 men's singles semi-finals!
The eventual champion will be the first man born in the 1990s to grab a Grand Slam trophy: Zverev is 23, Medvedev is 24, Thiem turned 27 a week ago, and Carreño Busta is 29.
US Open 2020: Thiem to meet Medvedev in semi-finals after beating De Minaur; Williams to face Azarenka
Serena Williams came from a set down to overcome unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova and keep alive her bid for a 24th singles Grand Slam title at US Open.
US Open 2020, Quarter-finals, Tennis Highlights: Thiem beats De Minaur to reach semis; Azarenka sets up mouth-watering clash with Serena
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Dominic Thiem, the losing finalist in the Australian Open this year, battled to a 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory in the late match at an empty Arthur Ashe stadium.
US Open 2020: Andy Murray crashes out after losing to Felix Auger-Aliassime; Serena Williams, Daniil Medvedev advance
Sofia Kenin continued her impressive form this year with a straightforward 6-4, 6-3 victory over Canadian Leylah Fernandez to progress into the third round of US Open.
As far as 'free' points are concerned, Sumit Nagal had just four (one ace and three return unforced errors from Thiem) - not ideal when playing a top level player with high intensity.
A year on from facing Roger Federer on the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Sumit Nagal has another herculean task at hand in Dominic Thiem.