Video PlayerClose WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) — Second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria came back from two sets down to overcome German fifth seed Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(6) in the US Open men’s singles final for his maiden Grand Slam title on Sunday. This was the first US Open final to be decided by a fifth-set tie-break, while Thiem became the first player in the Open Era to rally from two sets down in a US Open final. “We started to know each other back in 2014 and straight away started to develop a great friendship and then a great rivalry,” Thiem said of his close friend Zverev. “We’ve made great things happen on the court and off the court. It’s amazing how far our journey brought us to share this moment. I wish we could have two winners today. We both deserved it.” The title is the 27-year-old Thiem’s first Grand Slam trophy after three previous defeats in finals of tennis majors. Thiem was runner-up at the Australian Open earlier this year and also lost in the French Open finals in 2018 and 2019. Zverev, 23, was in top form in the first set as he… Read full this story
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