New York. After losing two sets , Austria's Dominic Theme defeated Alexander Zverev in an unprecedented tiebreaker in the fifth set to win the US Open men's singles title and became the first player in 71 years to return by losing two sets. Theme reached the brink of defeat at the Arthur Ashe Stadium without the audience. 6, 4. 6, 6. 4, 6. 3, 7. Won 6. This is his first Grand Slam title. After the victory, he said, "Today the confidence in the body has won. I am very happy. "As Zverev's shot on the backhand dropped on the third championship point, the theme covered his face. After this, Zverev came towards him and embraced him in this phase of social distance.
Theme put his head on the shoulder of Zverev who missed the first Grand Slam by two points. Theme said, "I wish there were two winners today. We both deserved it. "Earlier, when Pancho Gonzales won the title after defeating Ted Schroeder in 1949, he also returned after losing two sets. The fifth set tiebreaker was earlier played in the 2019 Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, with Djokovic winning. "I missed some games and some points," said Zacharev from Germany.
The last time Germany won the men's singles title was Boris Becker in the 90s. "Themes had previously lost three Grand Slam finals in which they faced either Federer or Rafael Nadal. He was defeated by Nadal in the French Open 2018 and 2019 finals and Djokovic in the Australian Open in February this year. There was neither audience noise nor loud shouting in the match. Noises of airplanes, trains, car engines, horns and sirens were heard from outside. Occasionally, the loud sound of the newspaper staff was heard.