In the final of the US Open 2020 Men's Singles, Austria's Dominic Thiem won the US Open title defeating Alexander Zverev of Germany. In addition, Dominic Thiem has won his first grand slam. After a long time, the US Open has got a new Grand Slam champion. Thiem had already played the Grand Slam final three times before, but could not get the title. World number three Australian player Dominic Thiem won the US Open men's singles title defeating Alexander Zverev in an unprecedented tiebreaker in the fifth set after losing two sets. At the same time, he became the first male player to win the title after 71 years of losing the first two sets.
Earlier, in 1949, Pancho Gonzales also made a comeback after losing two sets then he won the title by defeating Ted Schroeder. The marathon match between the two players lasted for more than four hours. This time the US Open also got a new champion as both players reached the final of the US Open for the first time.
Thiem was on the verge of defeat the match:
The final of the US Open 2020 between Thiem and Zverev was seen in the final of the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday, 13 September. Alexandre Zverev won the first two sets in the 5-set match, while the last three sets were won by Thiem, and he became the Grand Slam champion. After losing the first 6-2 and 6-4, Dominic Thiem defeated Alexandre Zverev from 6-4, 6-3, and 7-6. The match lasted for a long time.
As soon as the shot of the Zverev on the backhand on the third championship point fell out, Thiem covered his face with his hands. After that, the Zverev came to Thiem and embraced Thiem in this round following physical distance due to Covid-19. Thiem placed his head on the Zverev's shoulder, while Germany's Zverev missed two points by winning his first Grandslam. Thiem had earlier lost three Grandslam finals in which he was fought against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He was defeated by Nadal in the French Open 2018 and 2019 final and Djokovic at the Australian Open this year. There was neither the noise of the audience nor the voices of the loud shouting in the match, yet the two players powerfully played the title match. Thiem has become the second player to win the Grandslam for his country. Before him, Thomas Muster won the French Open title in 1995.
Thiem thanked his fans after the title win and said that as you have supported me today, whether it is through TV or through streaming, I want to thank all of you. Winning the title is a great thing for me, and you have increased my confidence by supporting me. Thiem has received a $30 million reward, i.e., about Rs 22 crore for winning the US Open.
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