Dominic Thiem forehand US Open

Dominic Thiem: ‘I dedicated my whole life to pursuit of Grand Slam title – now I have done it’

Dominic Thiem says his US Open win is the realisation of a life long dream in tennis, and one he has ‘dedicated his life to.’

Thiem somehow managed to overcome Alexander Zverev in an epic final on Arthur Ashe despite losing the first two sets, being a break down in the third, and the German serving for the match in the fifth.

However, he says that now he has achieved it, everything was worth the sacrifices.

“I achieved a life goal, a dream of myself, which I had for many, many years,” Dominic Thiem said of his US Open title.

“Of course, as a kid, as well, when I started to play tennis. But back then it’s so far away.

“Then I got closer and closer to the top. At one point I realised that, wow, maybe one day I can really win one of the four biggest titles in tennis.

“I put a lot of work in. I mean, 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 huge amount of what they did for me.

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.