US Open 2020 winner male – Dominic Thiem pulled off a historical comeback from two sets down to win the US Open championship. The Austrian legend was trailing 3-5 in the fifth set, but managed to produce some extraordinary strokes to win the round which went to a tie breaker for the first time in the history of US Open final. He beat his German counterpart, Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(6) to successfully win his first Grand Slam title. Doing so he became the first player in the history of US Open to win the final coming from 2 sets behind. The World No.3 joined his fellow Austrian player Thomas Muster as the only players from Austria to achieve the title of a major championship. Thomas Muster, the former World No.1, won the 1995 French Open tournament.
The overall stats of the game are as follows: Thiem produced 8 aces as compared to 15 aces from Zverev. Thiem produced 8 double faults against Zverev’s 15 double faults. The total number of winners that Thiem produced were 42 as compared to 52 winners from Zverev. 55 unforced errors from Thiem were less than his German counterpart’s 65 unforced errors. Thiem won a total of 163 points as compared to Zverev’s 159 points.
US Open 2020 winner male – Who won the US Open men’s final 2020? – Dominic Thiem
The first sets were lost by Thiem. Inspite of saving break point in the opening game, he handed out a break to Zverev at 1-1 due to a poor service. Thiem won just 5 out of 17 second serve points. Zverev served out the first set and clinched it 6-2.
Thiem continued to struggle in the second set. Plenty of good serves and volleying from the German helped him secure the break at 3-1. After saving three set points at 1-5, Thiem scored his first break of the match. Zverev then went on to win the second set 6-4.
US Open 2020 winner male
Third set onwards, Thiem significantly improved his first serve percentage and there was more flow and ease in his service. Zverev’s double fault during his service at 4-5 allowed Thiem to clinch the third set 6-4.
Thiem was high on confidence after winning the third set and significantly improved his unforced errors from 15 to just 2 in the fourth set. Serving at 3-4, Zverev produced a spin delivery and a double fault in the process to provide a break point to Thiem. The Austrian maestro levelled the match by clinching the fourth set 6-3.
US Open 2020 winner male
The fifth set was nail biting as Zverev appeared to be taking the control back when he was leading the set 5-3. But Thiem showed better nerves to capitalise on the chance at 7/6 and clinched the fith set to win the match.