27-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem beat German Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7 (6) at the Arthur Ashe Stadium to win the 2020 US Open men’s singles title and his first significant title. All the while, he turned into the first in the Open Era to win the US Open singles title subsequent to dropping the initial two sets.
In 1949, Pancho Gonzales had beaten Ted Schroeder subsequent to following 2-0 in the last of the occasion at that point known as the US Championships.
Played without a crowd of people, the overwhelming match that endured barely four hours was more a clash of nerves and mental strength, and Thiem kept his cool to sneak a fabulous triumph.
There are many fascinating records that Thiem set after his success – he turned into the principal Grand Slam champion to be conceived during the 1990s. Additionally, he turned into the second Austrian after Thomas Muster to win a significant title. Marshal won the men’s singles title at the French Open in 1995.
“I expect it’s going to be easier for me now in the biggest tournaments,” said Thiem, who turned into the main player outside Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer to win a Grand Slam title since Stan Wawrinka’s 2016 U.S. Open triumph.
“I had it in the back of my head that I had a great career so far, way better than I could ever dreamt of, but until today there was still a big goal missing.
“With this achieved, I hope that I’m going to be a little bit more relaxed and play a little bit more freely at the biggest events.”
US Open Women’s Singles title
In the interim, 22-year-old Naomi Osaka from Japan beat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to win the ladies’ singles title at the US Open. This was her subsequent US Open title – she won her first title at the Flushing Meadows in 2018 – and her third generally Grand Slam win. The fourth cultivated Osaka originated from a set down to dominate the last game 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
She turned into the first women’s major part in quite a while to win the US Open ladies’ singles title subsequent to dropping the main set in the last match – the latter was Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
With this success, Naomi Osaka has won all the three Grand Slam finals that she has been a piece of. She is the fifth lady to win initial three majors finals of her vocation in Open Era after Virginia Wade, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport and Monica Seles.
Over the competition, Osaka – a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter development – wore veils in memory of and to respect casualties of racial shamefulness and police severity: she wore seven covers bearing the names of Black Americans Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, George Floyd and Philando Castile. In the finals, she wore a veil bearing the name of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old kid slaughtered by police in Cleveland in 2014.