US Open Tennis: Thiem Fights Back To Beat Zverev To Clinch Title

After a gritty fight back from two sets down, Austria's Dominic Thiem stuns Alexander Zverev in the US Open final to clinch his first grand slam title.

Both players failed to serve out victory in a tense decider before Thiem sealed a 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 win.

Thiem took his third championship point when Zverev pulled a backhand wide, leaving the Austrian falling flat on his back in celebration.

When he climbed back to his feet, he found a gracious Zverev - with whom he is close friends - waiting to hug him at the net.

Thiem is the first player to claim a grand slam title from two sets down since argentine Gaston Gaudio at the French Open in 2004.