Historic choke in wild US Open final


Welcome to Wide World of Sports LIVE coverage of the men’s US Open Final between Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev.

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Thiem remains ranked number three in the world, but he’s now hot on the heels of second-placed Rafael Nadal, as we head to Europe for an abbreviated clay court season and of course the French Open at the end of the month.

That concludes our coverage of the US Open men’s final, don’t forget to visit wwos.com.au for more from an amazing match!

Dominic Thiem has become the first player since Pancho Gonzales in 1949 to win a US Open final after dropping the first two sets.

He also becomes the first man born in the 1990s to claim a grand slam singles title, and the second Austrian, after Thomas Muster, to win a grand slam title.

Thiem is the first male to win his maiden grand slam championship since Marin Cilic at the 2014 US Open, and he becomes the 150th grand slam champion of all-time.

« In 2016 our great rivalry started, we made great things happen on the court and off the court, » he said.

« Really I wish we could have had two winners today, I think we both deserved it.

« I couldn’t believe until I was here that this event was going to happen, I think we all deserve hopefully a normal US Open in 2021, with full grounds again.

« Congratulations Dominic on the first of many grand slam titles, this is not the only one, » he said.

« It was a tough battle, I wish you would have missed a bit more, so I could hold that trophy up, but here I am giving the runners-up speech. »

« They are always with me at every single tournament I go to, unfortunately my Dad and my mother tested positive positive before the tournament and they couldn’t come with me.

« This is tough, I’m sure they’re sitting at home, even though I lost I’m sure they’re proud, and I hope one day I can bring the trophy home. »

« To see these guys empty the bucket, give it absolutely everything they had when they’d never won big before, you can sense how much it meant to these two guys, » said John McEnroe on ESPN.

« These two guys are buddies, good friends, it’s an unbelievably tough one to swallow for Zverev.

« As well as he was playing, as much as he was dominating, it’s a hard one to overcome. »

Zverev breaks back, and we’re at 6-6 in the final set, with a tie-break to decide the championship.

Zverev misses a forehand to hand Thiem the break, and he’ll now serve for the title at 6-5 in the fifth set.

That’s three straight games for the Austrian, remember Zverev had a 5-3 lead just a few minutes ago.

Faced with the pressure of serving at 30-30, Thiem comes up with two unbelievable forehands to close out the game, and level the fifth set at 5-5.

Zverev’s dodgy second serve was once again on show, a 124kph second serve at 15-30 highlighting just how nervous he was.

Thiem couldn’t convert the first break point, but made no mistake with the second, and we’re back on serve!

We may have just seen the decisive game of this championship, with Zverev breaking for a 5-3 lead!

Thiem looked to have done the hard work, winning two tough points after being 0-30 down, but a missed forehand gave Zverev the break point and he was able to convert.

Source: https://wwos.nine.com.au/tennis/us-open-2020-live-scores-dominic-thiem-vs-alexander-zverev-mens-final-results-news-winner/0d3ef7ff-29ed-45d9-8f0e-f4708dc2527f

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