Dominic Thiem have been crowned 2020 US Open champion after defeating Alexander Zverev in a thrilling final on Sunday night.
In a wild comeback that seemed improbable and predictable,
lost and then found, Dominic Thiem battled from two sets down to win the
United States Open on the night to win 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6).
Thiem edged Zverev in a fifth-set tiebreaker that capped a four-hour marathon that
included golden opportunities for Zverev to win and left both men
battling cramps in the final moments.
Thiem, a 27-year-old Austrian, won his first Grand Slam tournament in his fourth major final.
Speaking after the epic final, Thiem who couldn’t hide his excitement said:
“I achieved a life goal and a dream I had for many many years.”
He is the first new Grand Slam champion in six years and will be eager to keep the good form going.