TENNIS

Dominic Thiem wins U.S. Open title

Dominic Thiem produced a remarkable fightback to beat German fifth seed Alexander Zverev 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(6) to win the U.S. Open for the first time on Sunday.

Dominic Thiem wins U.S. Open title
MATTHEW STOCKMAN AFP

Dominic Thiem produced a remarkable fightback to beat German fifth seed Alexander Zverev 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6 (6) to win the U.S. Open for the first time on Sunday.

The second seed became the first Austrian to claim a singles title at Flushing Meadows, albeit in unique circumstances as no fans were present at the hardcourt major due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Past five Men's U.S. Open finals

2020 - Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat Alexander Zverev (Germany) 2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6(6)

2019 - Rafael Nadal (Spain) beat Daniil Medvedev (Russia) 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4

2018 - Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3

2017 - Nadal beat Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 6-3 6-3 6-4

2016 - Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Djokovic 6-7(1) 6-4 7-5 6-3