Dominic Thiem has clinched his first Grand Slam title after a gritty fightback from two sets down stunned Alexander Zverev in the US Open final. The 23-year-old Zverev, playing in his first Slam final, became edgy at key moments and Thiem took full advantage.
Both players failed to serve out victory in a tense decider before Thiem sealed a 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6 (8-6) win. Thiem took his third championship point when Zverev pulled a backhand wide, leaving the Austrian falling flat on his back in celebration. “I wish we could have two winners today, we both deserve it,” Thiem told Zverev, whom he has known since they were juniors.
Source: BBC Sport