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Dominic Thiem produced a magical comeback to Win US Open Final. Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev for the title in a fifth-set.
A US Open has always been a thrilling competition to watch out for. Us Open 2020 final was also about the thrill, passion, and a story of a comeback. The unique fifth-set tiebreaker came to rescue as Dominic Thiem became the first tennis player in 71 years to win the final after downing the opening two sets of the game.
Us Open final played on Arthur Ashe Stadium with no fans to be allowed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Dominic Thiem shows the gut to turn things around against his competitor Alexander Zverev and pulled out a stunning comeback with 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6), and secured his first Grand Slam title of his career.
The match ended with a winner while both men have given a tough fight to each other at last it was Thiem who pulled out a win against Zverev in the Us Open final.
“Thiem said, “the belief today was stronger than the body, and I’m super happy about that.”
The end was as dramatic as ever When a strong backhand from Zverev docked wide on the championship point, Thiem fell to his back following the baseline and disguised his face with his hands. After that Zverev walked round the net to grasp hands with Thiem.
Thiem then held his head on the shoulder of his friend Zverev, who himself was the strong contender for the trophy.
Thiem added “I wish we could have two winners today, I think we both deserved it.”
Thiem became the first tennis player to win the US Open after dropping 1st 2 sets of the final since Pancho Gonzales who did a stunning comeback against Ted Schroeder in 1949 at a competition which is previously known as the US Championships.
The event has never seen any fifth-set tiebreaker to settled the game. earlier it was seen in Wimbledon 2019 when Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer for a win.
Thiem is also the first tennis player other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer to win the grand slam tournament since Stan Wawrinka who won the major title at the US Open in 2016.
Zverev said “I was a few games away, a few points away, I’m 23 years old. I don’t think it’s my last chance.”
Zverev further added “The match turned when he broke me for the first time in the third set,” “He started playing much better, and I started playing much worse.”
Thiem lost three grand slam finals before, and all three were against the Fab 3 tennis player of all time. In US Open 2020 he came out as a favourite to win the title and at last he has done that in a dramatic fashion against Zverev who went from 2-0 in the first two set to lose the championship with a fifth-set tiebreaker.
After winning the first set in a comfortable manner, Zverev continued his form in the second set and held on to take a 2-0 lead on his fifth set point.
The moment was started shifting on Thiem’s side when Zverev’s unable to cope up with the pressure of the final and his play became more elusive in the third set.
After Thiem took back to back set, Zverev got another golden chance when he had to serve for the championship at 5-3 in the fifth set.
But Zverev could not hold it for a long time and Thiem came back from behind and put himself ahead with 6-5. Thiem looks tired and demanded a medical timeout as it was his opportunity to serve for the championship.
But this time it was Thiem who failed to secure the match and then the Tiebreaker came to rescue.
Two double faults from Zverev set the stage for the Thiem to win the first grand slam tournament of his career however Thiem unable to hold on and wasted two championship points for the title.
At last, it was Thiem who happened to lead with 7-6, Thiem serves responded by Zverev which was out of the sideline and Thiem got his hand on the US Open title.
Zverev said after Thiem won the title “Obviously I want to congratulate Dominic on the first of many Grand Slam titles, It was a tough battle. I wish you would have missed a little bit more so I could have a hold that trophy up,”
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