World No-3 Dominic Thiem has won his first Grand Slam title with ‘US Open’ triumph on Monday. He is the first player from Austria to win the US Open Singles title. He defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev 2–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6 (6) in a thrilling final.
Let us tell you that 71 years later, a player captured the title after losing the first two sets in the final of the US Open. Earlier, Pancho Gonzales did this feat in 1949. The winner was decided for the first time through a tiebreaker.
Thiem defeated Medvedev in the semi-finals:
Zverev defeated Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 3-6,2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in the semi-finals, while Dominic Thiem beat Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-2 in the second semi-final.
Thiem lost to Rafael Nadal in the French Open final two years ago, while he was defeated by World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open final this year.
Zverev competes hard in the final:
23-year-old Zverev was the youngest player to play a Grand Slam final in the last 10 years. Earlier, in the semi-finals, he defeated Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta by two sets, 3-6,2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. This happened for the first time in Zverev’s career when he won the match after trailing by two sets.
Fifth new champion in 17 years:
The US Open gets the fifth new winner in 17 years. In the 16 years between 2004 and 2019, Djokovic, Federer and Nadal won 12 titles. Juan Martin del Potro (2009), Andy Murray (2012), Marin Silich (2014) and Stan Wawrinka (2016) were champions on the remaining four occasions.
From 2004 to 2008, Federer held the title for five consecutive years. At the same time, Nadal won the tournament 4 times in 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019. Djokovic captured the US Open in 2011, 2015 and 2018.
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