Thiem won the US Open 1

Thiem won the US Open 1

Dominic Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) on September 13, to win the Grand Slam for the first time.

The final match witnessed crazy moments in set five, when the two players continuously missed opportunities when they were just one game away from winning.

Alexander Zverev 2-3 Dominic Thiem

Unlike the quarterfinals and semi-finals, Zverev entered the match with enthusiasm against Thiem.

Thiem lost another service game and lost the first set 2-6.

Thiem won the US Open

Thiem entered the game unsettled, losing five games in the first two sets.

Zverev led 5-1 and had three set-points in Thiem’s service game.

The championship was very close to Zverev, when he soon won the ball game in the third set and led 2-1.

That game is considered the turning point of the match.

Thiem won the US Open

Zverev missed the opportunity to decide the match in three sets.

The more Thiem plays, the better he gets, while Zverev shows signs of exhaustion after having to play nine sets in the previous two rounds.

Double faults once again hurt Zverev at important moments.

The match seemed to be out of Zverev’s control, as he lost the first game of the fifth set.

Thiem and Zverev were both clearly exhausted in the final set.

The drama didn’t stop there.

Thiem won the US Open

Thiem often uses cuts at the end of the match, when his physical strength declines.

While Zverev is mentally unstable, Thiem shows bravery.

But Thiem could not complete a series of four consecutive winning games to win, after exerting too much effort.

Exhausted physical strength affected both Thiem and Zverev in the decisive tie-break series.

The third chance came for Thiem, after he beat Zverev from the net.

Thiem won the US Open

Thiem lay down on the court, enjoying the taste of his first Grand Slam championship.

After six years, since Marin Cilic won the 2014 US Open, men’s tennis has witnessed a new Grand Slam champion.

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