sport news Dominic Thiem produces sensational comeback to win the US Open final

Dominic Thiem becomes first man EVER to come back from two sets down to win US Open final as Austrian beats Alexander Zverev in four-hour, five-set epic to claim his first Grand Slam title Dominic Thiem squeezed every last bit of energy out to win the US Open title The Austrian's body appeared weary in a near four-hour, five-set showdown Alexander Zverev raced into a two-set lead but faltered thereafter in New York It came down to a fifth set tiebreak and Thiem used experience to take victory

By Mike Dickson for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:20 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 01:36 BST, 14 September 2020

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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.

At the fourth time of asking Dominic Thiem has his first Major, won amid nerve-shredding tension before the most minor of crowds at the US Open inside the near deserted Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The 27-year-old from the market town of Lichtenworth, virtually hobbling with soreness by the end, triumphed 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in just under four hours. At times it seemed like the match nobody wanted to win.  

Dominic Thiem finally ended his wait for a Grand Slam title as he claimed the US Open

Dominic Thiem finally ended his wait for a Grand Slam title as he claimed the US Open

A four hour epic was settled in a championship tie-break as Thiem collapsed with sheer joy

A four hour epic was settled in a championship tie-break as Thiem collapsed with sheer joy

Thiem appeared broken physically and emotionally after a match that tipped over four hours

Thiem appeared broken physically and emotionally after a match that tipped over four hours

Alexander Zverev raced into a two-set lead but pressure told and he was beaten in five sets

Alexander Zverev raced into a two-set lead but pressure told and he was beaten in five sets

Thiem finally clinched it 8-6 in the tiebreak on his third match point, having made a horrible mess of two straightforward forehands when he had chances at 6-4 and

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