2 weeks Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after ceding 1st 2 sets Inquirer
      NEW YORK --- A U.S. Open unlike any other finished unlike any other --- with an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker as Dominic Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the tournament final after dropping the opening two sets. So close to defeat in a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium --- fans were banned because of the coronavirus pandemic --- Thiem slowly but surely turned things around against a faltering Alexander Zverev and surged to a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory at Flushing Meadows to earn his first Grand Slam title. When a backhand ... more