Dominic Thiem wins US Open 2020, makes a comeback from two sets down to beat Zverevby Rohit Gupta
Dominic Thiem has come from two sets down to win his first major title at the US Open.
The Austrian second seed outlasted Alexander Zverev in a five-set grind that neither man looked like they wanted to win.
Thiem came into the US Open final as the red-hot favourite, but the way he played in the opening stages made him look like he didn’t even deserve to be there.
Zverev took total control of the first two sets in Sunday’s final, shocking Thiem and the tennis world to lead 6-2, 6-4.
Playing in his fourth grand slam final and not having to worry about the likes of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, many thought Thiem would blitz his German opponent.
But in astonishing scenes, Thiem completely righted the ship and won the match in five sets.
Battling injury and down a break in the final set, Thiem pulled off the astonishing comeback to win 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6.
It is the first time someone has won the US Open after losing the first two sets in the Open era.
A nervy Zverev had multiple chances to win the championship, but his serve deserted him in the crucial points.