The glory went to Dominic Thiem. The Austrian is the US Open champion after defeating Germany’s Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 and 7-6 (6).
Thus, after an unforgettable match, with ups and downs and in which the champion went from manor to greater, Thiem, 25, became the first player born in the 1990s to lift this kind of trophy.
Furthermore, he is the first Austrian to win a Grand Slam since 1995 and the first to reverse an unforgettable 0-2 in sets like this afternoon since Gastón Gaudio at Roland Garros 2004. At the US Open, this comeback had not occurred since the got Ricardo “Pancho” Gonzales in 1949.
In the case of the Austrian, it was his fourth Grand Slam final, after having lost Roland Garros 2018 and 2019 against the Spanish Nadal, and this year at the Australian Open against Serbian Novak Djokovic. Meanwhile, for the 23-year-old German and with the 2018 ATP Finals played in London as the most important title of his career, it was his first Grand Slam finish.