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US Open: Dominic Thiem defeats Alexander Zverev to win men’s singles title

After losing the first two sets of the match, Dominic Thiem made an exceptional comeback and won the next three sets in a match that lasted for more than four hours.

Sep 14, 2020 11:13 IST
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Dominic Thiem from Austria has defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev on September 13, 2020, after making a comeback in the five-set long marathon final 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to win the US Open title.

This was the first US Open final which was decided by a fifth-set-tie break. It also marked the first time in the history of the US Open that a player had recovered from losing the opening two sets to win the title.

Dominic Thiem wins US Open Title: Key Highlights

•  After losing the first two sets of the match, Dominic Thiem made an exceptional comeback and won the next three sets in a match that lasted for more than four hours.

•  Thiem has become the player to rally from the two-sets down in a US Open Final Scene ever since Pancho Gonzales did it against Ted Schroeder in 1949 at an event which was known as the US Championships.

•  Dominic Thiem has also become the first Grand Slam Champion to be born in the 1990s.

•  With the latest US Open men’s single titles win, Thiem has successfully claimed his maiden Grand Slam Trophy after the three previous defeats in the finals of the Tennis Major.

•  Dominic Thiem has also joined Thomas Muster (1995 Roland Garros) as the only Austrian man to win a major championship.

About Dominic Thiem:

Thiem is an Austrian Professional Tennis player whose career-high ATP ranking is world no. 3, which he achieved on March 2, 2020. Dominic Thiem is also the second-highest ranked Austrian player in history behind Thomas Muster, who was no. 1 in 1996.

Dominic Thiem has won 17 ATP Tour Singles Titles, which includes the 2019 BNP Paribas Open and 2020 US Open. He has also reached four Grand Slam finals. Thiem won his first Grand Slam title on September 13, 2020, at the US Open, where he defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev in the final.

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