Dominic Thiem delivered a stunning comeback to beat Alexander Zverev in a brazen five-setter and win the US Open on Sunday for his first Grand Slam title.
The second-seeded Austrian beat the fifth seed 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) in 4hr 2min inside a near-empty Arthur Ashe Stadium.
It denoted the first run through in the US’s Open period history that a player had recouped from losing the initial two sets to win the title.
It was likewise the first run through the last had been settled by a tie-break. The title denotes Thiem’s lady Grand Slam trophy after three past thrashings in the finals of tennis majors. Thiem was runner up at the Australian Open not long ago and furthermore lost in the last-two standoffs at the French Open in 2018 and 2019.
He additionally turns into the principal new Grand Slam champion since Croatian Marin Cilic succeeded at Flushing Meadows in 2014.
Thiem is likewise the main Grand Slam champion other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer since Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka won the third of his majors at the 2016 US Open.
Zverev crushed four aces and 16 victors in the principal set as he showed a noteworthy serve and volley game to take a 1-0 lead in only 30 minutes.
The German was helped by some messy serving from Thiem, who hit three double faults as he was broken twice, in games three and seven.
In set two, Zverev squandered three set focuses while 5-1 up yet clutched take a 2-0 lead on his fifth set point.
The tide was starting to turn however as Zverev’s play turned out to be progressively cagey as he speculates the second serve got increasingly slow forehand, another shortcoming, turned out to be more guarded.
After Thiem effectively took set four, Zverev ended up serving for the title at 5-3 in the fifth set.
Be that as it may, he was unable to hold, and soon Thiem got himself 6-5 ahead. He took a clinical break before it was his chance to serve for the title.
Be that as it may, as Zverev minutes sooner, Thiem neglected to secure the match and it went to a tie-break.
He got himself 5-3 up after two double faults by Zverev yet Thiem, at this point depleted and limping, blew two title focuses.
He won the title on his third and crumbled to the court with his head in his grasp.
The match was viewed by only a couple dozen individuals, general authorities, writers, and occasion staff after the COVID pandemic constrained the competition to be held behind closed doors.
The current year’s field at the Billie Jean King US National Tennis Center in New York was exhausted by the nonappearance of Swiss legend Federer and guarding champion Nadal.
The competition was likewise completely exposed to the preclusion of world number one and hefty most loved Djokovic in the last 16 for hitting a line judge with the ball.