The 27-year-old Austrian, Dominic Thiem won his first-ever Grand
Slam competition, after defeating Alexander Zverev in the fifth set with the
scoreboard being 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, and 7-6. The critical part of the match
was that Thiem did not have to fight Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak
Djokovic on the other side of the net.
Thiem, who is one of the promising young performers, has failed
to topple the ace players in his previous matches. He has become the first new winner in the last six years in the Grand Slam. He received a significant amount of $3 million at the trophy ceremony and said that he had fulfilled his long-awaited dream with his victory.
Once the match was over, Thiem collapsed on the court. During
the trophy ceremony, Zverev broke into tears and thanked his parents. Also said that he wishes someday he would get the trophy home. Thiem also mentioned that they both deserved the trophy.
For those who were doubting the future of the game, after the retirement of the top-notch players, the Sunday match is the answer. The game has its charm, and there will be more and more passionate players like Thiem and Zverev who will keep the charisma of the game alive.