2020 US Open – Men's Singles

Dominic Thiem won his first major title, defeating Alexander Zverev in the final, 2–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(8–6) to capture the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2020 US Open.[1] He became the first player in the Open Era to win from two sets down in a US Open final, the first male player to win from two sets down at the US Open since Pancho Gonzales came back to defeat Ted Schroeder in 1949 and the first at any major event since Gastón Gaudio defeated Guillermo Coria in the 2004 French Open final.[2][3] Both players served for the championship in the final set (Zverev at 5–3 and Thiem at 6–5), but both were broken at 30.

Men's Singles
2020 US Open
ChampionAustria Dominic Thiem
Runner-upGermany Alexander Zverev
Final score2–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Details
Draw128 (8 WC )
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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This was the first time in history that the US Open final was decided by a fifth set tie-break, 50 years after it was introduced in 1970.[4] Thiem's victory made him the first Austrian player to win a Grand Slam singles title since Thomas Muster at the 1995 French Open, the first male player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam singles title and the first new Grand Slam tournament singles champion since Marin Čilić won the 2014 tournament.[4] The gap between Čilić and Thiem's titles was the longest between two new Grand Slam singles champions in the history of men's tennis, surpassing the previous longest gap between Juan Martín del Potro and Andy Murray respectively at the 2009 and 2012 editions of the US Open. Coincidentally, all four players would win their respective titles at the same major. This was also the first time in history that four consecutive Grand Slam singles finals were decided in the fifth set.

Despite his loss, Zverev became the youngest male finalist at a major championship since Novak Djokovic at the 2010 US Open.[4]

Rafael Nadal was the defending champion, but chose not to participate due to safety concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the short amount of time between the US Open and the rescheduled European clay season.[5][6][7] This marked the first time since the 1999 US Open that both Nadal and Roger Federer were absent from a Grand Slam tournament.[8]

There were no qualifiers this year. The ATP rankings valid on August 3 (being the rankings from March 16) were used to determine the main-draw entry list.

World No. 1 Djokovic was disqualified from the tournament during his fourth-round match against Pablo Carreño Busta. After being broken to trail 6–5 in the first set, Djokovic hit a ball towards the baseline before the commencement of the following game. This ball accidentally hit a lineswoman in the throat, causing her to choke, cough and fall to the ground.[9] Djokovic's unbeaten 26–0 2020 season, as well as his 29-match winning streak (extending back to the 2019 Davis Cup Finals), ended as a result. This confirmed that someone born after the 1980s would win a men's singles Grand Slam tournament and Djokovic became the first player to be defaulted from such a tournament since Stefan Koubek at the 2000 French Open.[10] Koubek threw his racket and hit a ballboy during his second-round match against Attila Sávolt, following three previous warnings for coaching and unsportsmanlike conduct.

Djokovic's ejection from the tournament ensured there would be a guaranteed first-time Grand Slam finalist in the top half of the draw. His disqualification also meant this would be the first Grand Slam tournament since the 2004 French Open to not feature either Djokovic, Federer or Nadal in the semifinals, the first tournament since the 2003 Wimbledon Championships in which none of the quarterfinalists had previously won a Grand Slam tournament and the first Grand Slam men's singles tournament not to have been won by Djokovic, Federer or Nadal since Stan Wawrinka defeated Djokovic in the 2016 US Open final.[11] This also guaranteed a maiden Grand Slam champion in men's singles for the first time since the 2014 tournament, when Čilić defeated fellow first-time finalist Kei Nishikori in straight sets. Additionally, it meant this would be the first Grand Slam won by someone under the age of 30 since the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.[12]

SeedsEdit

01.    Novak Djokovic (Fourth round, defaulted)
02.    Dominic Thiem (Champion)
03.    Daniil Medvedev (Semifinals)
04.    Stefanos Tsitsipas (Third round)
05.    Alexander Zverev (Final)
06.    Matteo Berrettini (Fourth round)
07.    David Goffin (Fourth round)
08.    Roberto Bautista Agut (Third round)
09.    Diego Schwartzman (First round)
10.    Andrey Rublev (Quarterfinals)
11.    Karen Khachanov (Third round)
12.    Denis Shapovalov (Quarterfinals)
13.    Cristian Garín (Second round)
14.    Grigor Dimitrov (Second round)
15.    Félix Auger-Aliassime (Fourth round)
16.    John Isner (First round)
17.    Benoît Paire (Withdrew due to positive COVID-19 test)
18.    Dušan Lajović (First round)
19.    Taylor Fritz (Third round)
20.    Pablo Carreño Busta (Semifinals)
21.    Alex de Minaur (Quarterfinals)
22.    Nikoloz Basilashvili (First round)
23.    Dan Evans (Second round)
24.    Hubert Hurkacz (Second round)
25.    Milos Raonic (Second round)
26.    Filip Krajinović (Third round)
27.    Borna Ćorić (Quarterfinals)
28.    Jan-Lennard Struff (Third round)
29.    Guido Pella (First round)
30.    Casper Ruud (Third round)
31.    Marin Čilić (Third round)
32.    Adrian Mannarino (Third round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
20   Pablo Carreño Busta 3 77 77 0 6
12   Denis Shapovalov 6 65646 3
20   Pablo Carreño Busta 6 6 3 4 3
5   Alexander Zverev 3 2 6 6 6
27   Borna Ćorić 6 65613
5   Alexander Zverev 1 77 77 6
5   Alexander Zverev 6 6 4 3 66
2   Dominic Thiem 2 4 6 6 78
10   Andrey Rublev 663 65
3   Daniil Medvedev 78 6 77
3   Daniil Medvedev 2 6765
2   Dominic Thiem 6 79 77
21   Alex de Minaur 1 2 4
2   Dominic Thiem 6 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
  D Džumhur 1 4 1 1   N Djokovic 656 6 6
  K Edmund 2 7 7 6   K Edmund 77 3 4 2
  A Bublik 6 5 5 0 1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
  J Sousa 2 5 6 1 28   J-L Struff 3 3 1
WC   M Mmoh 6 7 2 6 WC   M Mmoh 2 2 5
  P Martínez 0 5 4 28   J-L Struff 6 6 7
28   J-L Struff 6 7 6 1   N Djokovic 5d
20   P Carreño Busta 4 6 1 6 6 20   P Carreño Busta 6
  Y Uchiyama 6 3 6 3 3 20   P Carreño Busta 6 6 6
WC   M Krueger 3 6 7 6 WC   M Krueger 1 2 2
  P Sousa 6 2 5 3 20   P Carreño Busta 6 6 6
  F Gaio 636 4 4   R Berankis 4 3 2
  R Berankis 77 4 6 6   R Berankis 7 6 1 77
  S Johnson 656 656 77   S Johnson 5 2 6 61
16   J Isner 77 3 77 3 63

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   D Shapovalov 6 4 6 6
WC   S Korda 4 6 3 2 12   D Shapovalov 656 6 6
WC   T-S Kwiatkowski 6 641 2   S-w Kwon 77 4 4 2
  S-w Kwon 3 77 6 6 12   D Shapovalov 3 6 4 77 6
  M Safwat 1 4 4 19   T Fritz 6 3 6 652
  G Simon 6 6 6   G Simon 5 3 2
  D Koepfer 79 3 2 4 19   T Fritz 7 6 6
19   T Fritz 676 6 6 12   D Shapovalov 606 6 6
26   F Krajinović 6 77 6 7   D Goffin 77 3 4 3
  M Ymer 2 633 26   F Krajinović 6 6 6
  M Giron 6 653 6 6   M Giron 4 1 3
  M Polmans 4 77 6 4 2 26   F Krajinović 1 654
  L Harris 6 7 6 7   D Goffin 6 77 6
  M Cecchinato 4 5 2   L Harris 666 1 4
  R Opelka 626 1 4 7   D Goffin 78 4 6 6
7   D Goffin 77 3 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   S Tsitsipas 6 6 6
  A Ramos Viñolas 2 1 1 4   S Tsitsipas 77 6 6
WC   M Cressy 6 2 6 6 WC   M Cressy 623 4
  J Kovalík 1 6 4 4 4   S Tsitsipas 77 4 6 5 64
  JI Londero 6 6 7 27   B Ćorić 626 4 7 77
  E Donskoy 3 3 5   JI Londero 5 6 77 2 3
  P Andújar 5 3 1 27   B Ćorić 7 4 656 6
27   B Ćorić 7 6 6 27   B Ćorić 7 6 6
18   D Lajović 1 6 4 4   J Thompson 5 1 3
  E Gerasimov 6 4 6 6   E Gerasimov 1 4 6 3
  S Travaglia 3 4 6 2   J Thompson 6 6 3 6
  J Thompson 6 6 4 6   J Thompson 7 6 6
  A Balázs 4 5 4   M Kukushkin 5 4 1
  M Kukushkin 6 7 6   M Kukushkin 6 6 3 4 7
WC   U Blanch 6 7 4 4 2 13   C Garín 2 1 6 6 5
13   C Garín 4 5 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   D Schwartzman 6 6 2 1 5
  C Norrie 3 4 6 6 7   C Norrie 6 6 6
  J Jung 6 6 4 1 0r   F Coria 3 4 4
  F Coria 2 4 6 6 2   C Norrie 626 2 1
  A Davidovich Fokina 3 6 6 1 6   A Davidovich Fokina 77 4 6 6
  D Novak 6 4 3 6 0   A Davidovich Fokina 6 1 6 6
  P Gojowczyk 3 4 4 24   H Hurkacz 4 6 2 2
24   H Hurkacz 6 6 6   A Davidovich Fokina 2 2 1
32   A Mannarino 6 6 2 6 5   A Zverev 6 6 6
  L Sonego 1 4 6 3 32   A Mannarino 77 7 6
PR   J Sock 3 6 6 4 77 PR   J Sock 655 2
  P Cuevas 6 4 2 6 6232   A Mannarino 77 4 2 2
  P Lorenzi 3 2 63 5   A Zverev 646 6 6
WC   B Nakashima 6 6 77 WC   B Nakashima 5 710 3 1
  K Anderson 627 3 5 5   A Zverev 7 686 6
5   A Zverev 77 5 6 7

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   M Berrettini 77 6 6
  G Soeda 651 4 6   M Berrettini 6 6 78
  Y Sugita 3 4 3   U Humbert 4 4 66
  U Humbert 6 6 6 6   M Berrettini 6 6 6
  E Ruusuvuori 6 3 6 4 6 30   C Ruud 4 4 2
  A Bedene 3 6 1 6 1   E Ruusuvuori 4 3 2r
PR   M McDonald 6 6 4 3 2 30   C Ruud 6 6 3
30   C Ruud 4 4 6 6 6 6   M Berrettini 6 3 3 3
Alt   E Escobedo 77 6 6 10   A Rublev 4 6 6 6
  K Majchrzak 632 3 Alt   E Escobedo 6 4 3 4
  S Caruso 4 7 7 6   S Caruso 3 6 6 6
  J Duckworth 6 5 5 2   S Caruso 0 4 0
  T Daniel 3 4 6 1 10   A Rublev 6 6 6
  G Barrère 6 6 3 6   G Barrère 2 4 64
  J Chardy 4 4 3 10   A Rublev 6 6 77
10   A Rublev 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   G Dimitrov 6 6 6
  T Paul 4 3 1 14   G Dimitrov 77 646 4 1
  M Fucsovics 6 6 6   M Fucsovics 6577 3 6 6
  H Dellien 3 3 1   M Fucsovics 2 3 2
  F Tiafoe 4 6 6 7   F Tiafoe 6 6 6
  A Seppi 6 3 4 5   F Tiafoe 78 3 1 6 6
  J Millman 6 6 6   J Millman 666 6 3 3
22   N Basilashvili 1 4 4   F Tiafoe 4 1 0
29   G Pella 2 6 3 3 3   D Medvedev 6 6 6
WC   JJ Wolf 6 0 6 6 WC   JJ Wolf 6 6 6
  F López 6 654 3   R Carballés Baena 2 4 3
  R Carballés Baena 3 77 6 6 WC   JJ Wolf 3 3 2
  C O'Connell 4 6 77 6 3   D Medvedev 6 6 6
  L Đere 6 4 624   C O'Connell 3 2 4
  F Delbonis 1 2 4 3   D Medvedev 6 6 6
3   D Medvedev 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   R Bautista Agut 6 6 77
  T Sandgren 4 4 63 8   R Bautista Agut 6 3 6 6
  G Mager 4 4 78 6 2   M Kecmanović 3 6 3 4
  M Kecmanović 6 6 663 6 8   R Bautista Agut 5 6 6 3 2
  V Pospisil 77 7 77   V Pospisil 7 2 4 6 6
  P Kohlschreiber 645 63   V Pospisil 616 77 6
  L Mayer 3 2 3 25   M Raonic 77 3 643
25   M Raonic 6 6 6   V Pospisil 663 2
21   A de Minaur 6 6 7 21   A de Minaur 78 6 6
  A Martin 4 3 5 21   A de Minaur 6 6 667
  I Karlović 60641   R Gasquet 4 3 78 5
  R Gasquet 77 77 6 21   A de Minaur 6 0 4 6 6
PR   A Kuznetsov 6 78 6 11   K Khachanov 4 6 6 3 1
  S Querrey 4 662 PR   A Kuznetsov 3 4 1
  J Sinner 6 79 2 0 6411   K Khachanov 6 6 6
11   K Khachanov 3 676 6 77

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   F Auger-Aliassime 6 6778 78
  T Monteiro 3 79 6666 15   F Auger-Aliassime 6 6 6
  A Murray 4 4 77 77 6   A Murray 2 3 4
  Y Nishioka 6 6 65644 15   F Auger-Aliassime 6 6 6
  C Moutet 6 6 7   C Moutet 1 0 4
  J Veselý 4 4 5   C Moutet 4 6 77 77
  T Seyboth Wild 2 1 65 23   D Evans 6 3 6561
23   D Evans 6 6 77 15   F Auger-Aliassime 641 1
31   M Čilić 633 7 7 6 2   D Thiem 77 6 6
  D Kudla 77 6 5 5 3 31   M Čilić 6 1 77 7
  N Gombos 6 6 6   N Gombos 3 6 625
  R Albot 4 1 4 31   M Čilić 2 2 6 3
  S Nagal 6 6 3 6 2   D Thiem 6 6 3 6
  B Klahn 1 3 6 1   S Nagal 3 3 2
  J Munar 663 0r 2   D Thiem 6 6 6
2   D Thiem 78 6 0

Other entry informationEdit

Wild cardsEdit

Protected rankingEdit

AlternatesEdit

WithdrawalsEdit

Note
  1. ^ Marcel Granollers had initially replaced Paire, but later withdrew due to focus on his Men's Doubles match.

ReferencesEdit

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