Austria's Dominic Thiem clinched his first career grand slam title after a gritty fightback from two sets down beat Alexander Zverev 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the US Open final that lasted for 4 hours and 2 minutes. It marked the first time in the US Open's Open era history that a player had recovered from losing the opening two sets to win the title. It was also the first time the final had been settled by a tie-break. Thiem was runner-up at the Australian Open earlier this year and also lost in the last-two showdowns at the French Open in 2018 and 2019. Fifth seed Alexander Zverev who was playing in his first Slam final became edgy at key moments and Thiem took full advantage.