Ultimately, the decision came in the tie-break: Dominic Thiem wins the US Open against Alexander Zverev. The international press celebrates the Austrian – and suffers with the German.
The US Open final between the German Alexander Zverev and the Austrian Dominic Thiem was a poignant crime thriller, which was only decided in the fifth sentence – with the better result for Thiem.
‘I don’t know where to start. Congratulations on the first of many Grand Slam titles. You should have made a few more mistakes, ‘ Zverev said after his latest defeat to Thiem and then burst into tears. Read more about it here.
The Austrian’s success is not only celebrated by the press in his home country. The 27-year-old is also internationally recognized for his historic success.
Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy):
In the end it was the Austrian Dominic Thiem who made up two sets and defeated the German Alexander Zverev. A match that rewards the player with more courage and cold-bloodedness. The fear of winning was too great for both, as was the fear of winning. Zverev, who has played his best tennis so far in parts, should be accused of leading with two sets and had the chance to end the game at 5: 3 in the fifth set. “
Corriere dello Sport (Italy):
Without Djokovic, Nadal and Federer, there was finally a first time. The 150th winner in the history of the Grand Slam tournaments is the Austrian Dominic Thiem, who beat the German (and his friend) Alexander Zverev in five sets. first time a player trailing two sets wins the US Open final. “
Kronen Zeitung (Austria):
Dominic Thiem wrote Austrian sports history in a final that couldn’t be beat in drama. September 13, 2020 (local time) will forever remain an official holiday for the 27-year-old from Lower Austria. “
“Success and failure are the difference between dream and reality. With Dominic Thiem there is nothing in between, the Lower Austrian fulfilled a lifelong dream. Second Austrian after Thomas Muster, who triumphed in Paris in 1995, the Austrian superstar won a Grand Slam. Title. Like the Styria at the age of 27. “
Dream Thiem. Dominic Thiem laughed in his chair. Very happy, yes, exhausted and aware of having been on the edge more than once. ‘
Mundo Deportivo (Spain):
Dominic Thiem, new champion after an epic comeback against Zverev
Dominic Thiem, the master of suffering. The Austrian struggled with cramps for his first Grand Slam title.
“Thiem is the first new face to be crowned in a Grand Slam tournament since Marin Cilic took to the courses at Flushing Meadows six years ago.”
Daily Mail (UK):
“A dramatic tie-break in the fifth set marked the end of the six-year waiting period after which the men’s tennis world finally had a new Grand Slam champion”
New York Times (US):
To see a top player close to a Grand Slam win and then lose a two-set lead is like witnessing a gruesome form of psychological torture. As the game progressed, there were early indications that Thiem would be up to come alive and burn Zverev. “
Washington Post (USA):
“They played all the time until it looked like they were playing in the mud. They played until their legs got weak and their service broke and their brains went numb. They played to the last level they could play: a tie-break in the game. fifth set. “