US Open 2020 Men’s Final : Dominic Thiem Wins Maiden Grand Slam, Beats Alexander Zverev

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New York : The 27-year-old Dominic Thiem from Austria won the US Open Men’s Singles title of the year 2020. In the final match played on Sunday, he defeated 23-year-old Alexander Zverev of Germany 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in a five-set match. For the first time in the Open Ira, a player has managed to win the title after trailing 0-2.

For the first time in any Grand Slam final, Zverev made a brilliant debut, taking the first two sets to his name and did not give Thiem a chance. At that time it seemed that he would easily win the title but. Thiem then returned to a fifth and decisive set, winning two consecutive sets.

In the fifth set, there was a close fight between the two and the match reached 6-6. Thiemused his experience and won the match. Playing the fourth Grand Slam final, Thiem reached the final of the US Open for the first time and got success in the first time.

Earlier, he could not win the title even after reaching the Grand Slam final three times. Thiem, who has second preference in the tournament, lost against Rafael Nadal in the finals of the French Open in 2018 and 2019, and Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open in 2020.

With this victory, he also became the first Grand Slam winner to be born in the nineties. Earlier 63 Grand Slam winning players have been born in the eighties.

Prior to this match, Zverev and Thiem had played 9 times, out of which 7 times the game was won by Thiem and 2 times by Zverev.

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