US Open 2020 champion Dominic Thiem voice that his “whole life” has been dedicated to winning his maiden Grand Slam title.
Second seed Thiem counterattacked from two sets down to defeat Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s final in new york.
“I achieved a life goal, a dream of myself, which I had for many, many years,” the world number three said.
“I dedicated basically my whole life until this point to win one of the four majors. Now I did it. That’s also for myself a great accomplishment.
“I mean, it’s by far not only myself, it’s an accomplishment from all my team, from all my family. I guess also today is the day where I gave back a huge amount of what they did for me.”