US Open 2020 men's singles runner-up Alexander Zverev (AP Image)

US Open 2020: 'Wish one day I can bring the trophy home', says teary-eyed Alexander Zverev after final loss

After Austria's Dominic Thiem won the US Open 2020 men's singles title on Sunday, runner-up Germany's Alexander Zverev got emotional while talking about his parents and said that he wishes to take the trophy home one day.



US Open 2020 men's singles final witnessed a match which would be remembered for ages. Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev locked their horns with an aim to win their maiden Grand Slam title.

World number 7 Zverev started in style and toyed with 2nd seed Thiem to beat him comprehensively in the starting 2 sets of the match. Things looked bleak for the Austrian world number 2, who was being touted as the favourite to win the tournament, but he roase to the occasion and gave a stellar performance to end up winning the US Open 2020 title after triumphing in the 5th-set tiebraker.

Zverev lost many opportunities at his hand and several double faults costed him his maiden Grand Slam title at the end of the day. The 23-year-old, who became the youngest men's player since Novak Djokovic in 2010 to enter in a Grand Slam final, got emotional and broke down during the post-match presentation ceremony.

The German said he would have the US Open trophy in his hand if only Thiem would have made few more mistakes. Sascha got teary-eyed while thanking his parents for their support and wished to take back a major trophy home one day.

"I don't know where to start. I'd like to congratulate Dominic on the first of many Grand Slam titles. It was a tough battle - I wish you would have missed a little more, so I could have been holding that trophy up.

"Here I am giving a runner-up speech. Thanks to my team for sticking with me - the last two years have not been easy - hopefully one day we will lift this trophy.

"I want to thank my parents. I wish one day I can bring the trophy home," Zverev said.

Dominic Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) in a brutal and nerve-jangling US Open final on Sunday to clinch his maiden Grand Slam title. Marin Cilic in 2014 was the last first-time Grand Slam winner in men's singles tennis.