Top 5 Photos 9/13: Thiem claims first Grand Slam title

DOMINIC Thiem of Austria celebrates with the championship trophy after winning the US Open final against Germany’s Alexander Zverev at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. — Reuters

A dramatic fifth set tiebreak heralded the end of six year wait for men's tennis finally to gain a new Grand Slam champion - the Austrian who for two years has looked like the next cab off the rank.

As the first Grand Slam tournament amid the coronavirus pandemic drew to a close, U.S. Tennis Association CEO Mike Dowse said of the fan-less event: "It's safe, it's been good for tennis, and it's been financially good for the players and the tennis ecosystem".

He is also the first player born in the 1990s to claim a men's Grand Slam, and the first outside Nadal and Federer, who both missed the tournament, and Djokovic, who was disqualified, to win a major since Stan Wawrinka's 2016 US Open triumph.

We made great things happen on the court, as well off the court. It's fantastic how far our journey progressed together to share this moment with you.

"I wish there were two winners today". "I think that we were both tested negative maybe 14 times, something like that, this week", Thiem said. I remember you told me, "You're going to make it". Of course, as a kid, as well, when I started to play tennis. Hopefully one day I can lift the trophy here.

Thiem's victory meant that men's tennis saw a new grand slam victor after 2014.

Thiem had lost the last two French Open finals to Rafa Nadal and this year's Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic.

Thiem, looking the more exhausted and perhaps cramping, broke for 6-5 when Zverev sent a forehand well long, but he too failed to serve it out after a brief visit from the trainer.

The second seeded Thiem beat the fifth seed Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) in 4hr 2min.

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Thiem received treatment for an Achilles problem during his semi-final victory over Daniil Medvedev but it was a cramp that nearly derailed him in the final set.

Serving at 30-30 in the 10th game, Thiem produced two spectacular forehands, the first a rocket down the line before a passing shot.

Zverev broke right back, and pierced the silence with a rare cry of "Come on!", when Thiem double-faulted.

Thiem, who has earned nearly $27 million in career prize money, stood his ground in the face of criticism, proving that he was ready to chart his own path forward.

The fifth set was just as back-and-forth as the other four; the mistakes rising with the tension and the history in the offing.

Slumped in his chair after match point with his head in his hands, Zverev was at a loss.

The Austrian became the first player to rally from two sets down to win a U.S. Open final in the Open Era, and first since 1949.

Zverev was playing in his first slam final and had unshackled the nerves that crippled him for two sets against Pablo Carreno Busta in the semi-finals.

Zverev won 16 of 19 points on his serve, which reached 138 miles per hour.

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