Alexander Zverev celebrates

Alexander Zverev praises former Andy Murray coach for remarkable comeback win at US Open final

Alexander Zverev has hailed hailed Andy Murray’s former fitness guru Jez Green after his sensational comeback in the US Open semi-finals.

The German was trailing by two sets after a horrendous start to his semi-final against Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday.

However, he rallied to roar back to win 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 and book a place in his first ever Grand Slam final.

“At 3-6, 0-5, I was looking at the scoreboard, I thought I’ve got to do something,” Alexander Zverev said courtside.

“I’m lucky to be through. I feel OK, been working with Jez Green [Andy Murray’s former conditioner] the past couple of years and he’s done quite a good job with me.”

Despite his delight at coming through, Zverev admitted he was surprised at how poor he started the match.

“Down two sets to love, I couldn’t believe it,” Zverev said.

“I was supposed to be the favourite. I knew I had to come up with better tennis. But I’m through to my first grand slam final and that’s all that matters.

“Still one to go for me. I wasn’t winning many second serve points and had to be more aggressive. Can’t wait for the final.”

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