This is the new champion of the US Open 2020

Austrian Dominic Thiem has broken several recent milestones in tennis history after defeating Alexander Zverev in the final of the 2020 US Open.

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Dominic Thiem has been proclaimed champion of the 2020 US Open this morning after defeating Alexander Zverev in the final after coming back two sets to zero against. With this triumph, Thiem has managed to overcome several recent milestones in tennis history that we list below.

First Grand Slam

With his victory Dominic Thiem has achieved the first Grand Slam of his career as a professional tennis player, becoming the last 'first-time' tennis player to win one of the four Grand Slam. In this way he equals the feat of Marin Cilic at the 2014 US Open, when the Croatian added his first and only Grand Slam title to date. Other recent 'first-time' tennis players to win their first Grand Slam were Stan Wawrinka at the 2014 Open Asutralia, Andy Murray at the 2012 US Open, Juan Martín Del Potro at the 2009 US Open, and Novak Djokovic at the 2008 Australian Open

An end to the tyranny of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer

Thiem also put an end to the tyranny of Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the Grand Slam, since the last 13 Grand Slam disputed before the US Open 2020 had been divided between the three. The last tennis player who managed to end this tyranny was the Swiss Stan Wawrinka at the US Open 2016.

First Grand Slam won by a tennis player from the 90

With his victory over Zverev, Dominic Thiem has become the first tennis player born in 1990 or after to win a Grand Slam title.

End to 'eighties' dominance

Thiem has also ended the tyranny of tennis players born in the 80s, who have conquered the last 63 Grand Slam disputed before the US Open 2020. Before Thiem's title, it was necessary to go back to Roland Garros 2004 to find the last Grand Slam champion who was not born in the 1980s. It was the Argentine Gastón Gaudio, born in 1978.



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