Dominic Thiem Wins His First Grand Slam Title
Dominic Thiem wins his first Grand Slam title after beating Alexander Zverev in the 2020 Men’s US Open final on Sunday.
Thiem foughtback from two sets down in a five-set thriller to beat Alexander Zverev who was playing in his first Slam final 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6.
Thiem is the first person to come back from two sets down in a US Open final in the Open Era, and the first player to win a Grand Slam title from two sets down since Argentine Gaston Gaudio at the French Open in 2004.
The absence of 2019 champion Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer plus the disqualification of top seed Novak Djokovic for hitting a line judge with a ball, opened the door for a new name to win the title this year.
And Dominic Thiem took his opportunity to become the first man outside the ‘Big Three’ to win a Grand Slam title since Stan Wawrinka in 2016.
Second-seed Thiem had lost all three of his previous Grand Slam finals – twice to Rafael Nadal at the French Open and world No 1 Novak Djokovic in Australia earlier this year, but he finally wins a Grand Slam title.
Dominic Thiem has now become the 150th man to win a Grand Slam men’s singles title.