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2020 US Open Men’s Singles Championship Recap
Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem would play an amazing, intense five-set match to determine a maiden US Open and Grand Slam winner today.
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2020 US Open Men’s Singles Championship Results
Alexander Zverev (5) vs. Dominic Thiem (2)
No matter who won or lost today, we were bound to see a new Grand Slam Champion. Although that might not seem like much to many, in a sport dominated by three players, that in itself is enough to garner a lot of attention.
Although the fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev had never made it past a Grand Slam Semifinal, he would dominate the much more experienced Dominic Thiem in the opening set of their match.
To start the match, down 0-1, Zverev would win three consecutive games, one on Thiem’s serve, to take a commanding 3-1 lead. From there, Thiem would hold his serve once more before Zverev would string together three more games to take the set 6-2.
In the second set, despite some early pressure from Zverev, Thiem would manage to hold his serve in a deuce exchange to prove he was not going to give up without a fight.
But, for five straight games, Zverev would absolutely dominate, breaking Thiem’s serve twice to go up 5-1. Thiem would manage to win a few games after this, but Zverev would hold his serve in the tenth game to take the set 6-4.
In the third set, down 0-1, Zverev would get a hold at love and a break of Thiem’s serve to take an early 2-1 lead. But, Thiem would immediately break back and hold his own serve at love to bring the set back on serve.
With this momentum, Thiem would only need one more break of Zverev’s serve, in the tenth game, to take the set 6-4 and force a fourth set.
In the fourth set, each player would hold their serve until the eighth game, where in a back-and-forth deuce exchange, Thiem would break Zverev’s serve to take a 5-3 lead.
Dominic Thiem would hold his serve at love in the next game to win the set 6-3 and force a decisive fifth set.
In the fifth set, the two would go back-and-forth once again, battling to 5-5. At this point, Thiem would break Zverev’s serve to take a 6-5 set lead.
Nevertheless, Zverev would immediately break back to force a tiebreak for the championship. In the tiebreak, energy would be low, but mental toughness would be high.
In the end, Thiem would prevail, 8-6, to win the set 7-6 (8-6) and the championship 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).
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