Dominic Thiem produced a historic comeback after beating Alexander Zverev in a five-setter. He won the US Open on Sunday for his first Gram Slam title.
The second seeded Australian beat the fifth seed 2-6, 4-6, 6-,4 6-3, 7-6 in 4hr 2 min inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
It marked the first time in the US Open’s Open era history that a player had recovered from losing the opening two sets to win the title. It was also the first time that the final had been settled with a tie-break.
With this victory, he also becomes the first new Grand Slam champion since Croatian Marin Cilic won at Flushing Meadows in 2014.
A few dozen people watched the match; they were mostly officials, journalists and event staff.