Dominic Thiem brings home Grand Slam for Austria

History changed itself when Austrian Dominic Thiem became the first from his country to win a Grand Slam title.

The Grand Slam US Open Finals took place on Sept. 13 (Sunday). Dominic Thiem got the first rank in Men’s singles while Naomi Osaka got the same in Women’s singles.

In the Men’s singles final match, Theim hits back in the most unexpected way, thrashing Alexander Zverev in the fifth set. The matter became the first US Open Finals to be decided in the fifth set tie-breaker.

Thiem, aged 27 years old, is now the first person born in the ’90s to win a Grand Slam.

According to a report by ATP Tour, Thiem said that he and Zverev came to know each other in 2014. The pair started as friends until they became rivals on the field and, at the same time, a great friends off the field.

He said that even Zverec equally deserved to win the championship, and he wished that there could be two winners so that it would be the two of them.

After Thomas Muster, who won the Roland Garros in 1995, Dominic Thiem became the next man from Austria to win a significant feat. At a young age, Thiem is a ray of hope for his country.

Historic win by Theim

Zverev held the lead for the first two sets of the match, but Theim made a very calm comeback into the game with his victory in two back-to-back sets.

With the final match going into the fifth set for the first time, it became a very stressful situation for fans all around.

Half of the game ended in service breaks of the fifth set, given the players were extremely tired. The epic battle came to an end when Zverev hit a backhand wide to wrap up play one minute over the four-hour mark.

Zverev ended on 159 points for the point while the champion, Theim, finished at 163. After winning the fifth set, the Austrian collapsed to the ground in delight.

US Open Results 2020

Apart from Dominic Thiem, who won his first championship, Naomi Osaka won her third Grand-Slam title for Japan in the Women’s singles. She currently ranks first, according to the Women’s Tennis Association.

In the Men’s doubles category, Mate Pavić from Croatia and Bruno Soares from Brazil bagged the first prize, winning a steady match over Nikola Mektić and Wesley Koolhof.

Laura Siegemund from Germany and Vera Zvonareva from Russia defeated Xu Yifan and Nicole Melichar as they bagged the first prize in the Women’s doubles category.

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