Highlights of the game: Austria’s Dominic Thiem is the second Grand Slam singles champion after Marin Cilic in 2014. He defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev, who is ranked the second-youngest player by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Austria’s Dominic Thiem beats Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(6) on Sunday to become the first individual to win the Grand Slam title from the sets down after Pancho Gonzales in 1949.
Alexander Zverev was ahead initially with two-point that led into a tiebreaker. Austria’s Dominic made it up the board by winning the next and then another one by 2-2 that led to becoming 3-3 soon. Thiem served at the rate of 132 mph to get the score point to 4-3.
There was a double fault by Zvarev, but not hampering Thiem’s confidence which led to a score of 5-4 in the next game. A forehand sets him up for the Grand Slam championship point. With a powerful forehand again, he makes it to 7-6 and finally becomes the youngest US Open winner.
Dominic Thiem at the presentation ceremony said about his friendship as well as a rivalry with Sascha. And also mentioned that sharing the moment with him was special and both of them deserved it. Followed by congratulating and appreciating his team without whom he wouldn’t have won this. Saluting the USTA for making this happen even in these difficult times. The super safe bubble in the hotel made all the players safe and helped them mentally focus on the game. Then, in the end, he thanked his parents who could not make it to the Grand Slam and said a big ‘Hi ‘ to his home, Austria.
After 16 years, Grand Slam semi-finals were held without any one of the major trophy holders like Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal. Austria’s 27-year-old player Dominic Thiem is ranked no. 2 in New York.