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Dominic Thiem wins first US Open title

Dominic Thiem wins first US Open title
September 14
06:44 2020

Dominic Thiem, an Austrian tennis player, staged a remarkable comeback on Sunday night to beat Alexander Zverev, his German counterpart, and secure his first US Open men’s title.

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The 27-year-old became the first new men’s singles Grand Slam champion since Marin Cilic triumphed at the US Open in 2014.

Sunday’s game saw the end of the dominance of the “big three” — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic — at Grand Slams final.

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In a staggering 4hrs 2 minutes encounter, Thiem rallied from two sets and a break down to seal his first-ever Grand Slam title, 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6.

The Austrian became the first player in a US Open final in the Open Era (71 years) to come back from two sets down to win.

Thiem secured a late break in set three, with the assist of a few untimely unforced errors from Zverev, which got the game into four set. The Austrian took set three, 6-4.

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From two sets and a break down, Thiem is leveled up. A double fault and a forehand error from Zverev handed the Austrian a break to lead 5-3, and he served out set 4 emphatically to send the game to the fifth deciding set.

The three-time Grand Slam finalist, became lucky on the fourth occasion to claim his first title at the Arthur Ashe stadium, Flushing Meadows in New York.

He is the second Austrian after Thomas Muster to have won a Grand Slam title.

Thiem now has an 8-2 head to head record against the German. He also took home $3 million in prize for winning the US Open.

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