2020 US Open – Men's Singles

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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
Doubles men women
Legends
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Dominic Thiem won his first Grand Slam, 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. 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. 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.

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. 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. 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.

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. This marked the first time since the 1999 US Open that both Nadal and Roger Federer were absent from a Grand Slam tournament.

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. 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. 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. 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.

Seeds[]

0.  Serbia Novak Djokovic (Fourth round, defaulted due to unsportsmanlike conduct)
0.  Austria Dominic Thiem (Champion)
0.  Russia Daniil Medvedev (Semifinals)
0.  Greece Stefanos Tsitsipas (Third round)
0.  Germany Alexander Zverev (Final)
0.  Italy Matteo Berrettini (Fourth round)
0.  Belgium David Goffin (Fourth round)
0.  Spain Roberto Bautista Agut (Third round)
0.  Argentina Diego Schwartzman (First round)
.  Russia Andrey Rublev (Quarterfinals)
.  Russia Karen Khachanov (Third round)
.  Canada Denis Shapovalov (Quarterfinals)
.  Chile Cristian Garín (Second round)
.  Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov (Second round)
.  Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime (Fourth round)
.  United States John Isner (First round)
17.  France Benoît Paire (Withdrew due to positive COVID-19 test)
.  Serbia Dušan Lajović (First round)
.  United States Taylor Fritz (Third round)
.  Spain Pablo Carreño Busta (Semifinals)
.  Australia Alex de Minaur (Quarterfinals)
.  Georgia (country) Nikoloz Basilashvili (First round)
.  United Kingdom Dan Evans (Second round)
.  Poland Hubert Hurkacz (Second round)
.  Canada Milos Raonic (Second round)
.  Serbia Filip Krajinović (Third round)
.  Croatia Borna Ćorić (Quarterfinals)
.  Germany Jan-Lennard Struff (Third round)
.  Argentina Guido Pella (First round)
.  Norway Casper Ruud (Third round)
.  Croatia Marin Čilić (Third round)
.  France Adrian Mannarino (Third round)

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

Draw[]

Key[]

Finals[]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
20 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 3 77 77 0 6
12 Canada Denis Shapovalov 6 65 64 6 3
20 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 6 6 3 4 3
5 Germany Alexander Zverev 3 2 6 6 6
27 Croatia Borna Ćorić 6 65 61 3
5 Germany Alexander Zverev 1 77 77 6
5 Germany Alexander Zverev 6 6 4 3 66
2 Austria Dominic Thiem 2 4 6 6 78
10 Russia Andrey Rublev 66 3 65
3 Russia Daniil Medvedev 78 6 77
3 Russia Daniil Medvedev 2 67 65
2 Austria Dominic Thiem 6 79 77
21 Australia Alex de Minaur 1 2 4
2 Austria Dominic Thiem 6 6 6

Top half[]

Section 1[]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina D Džumhur 1 4 1 1 Serbia N Djokovic 65 6 6 6
United Kingdom K Edmund 2 7 7 6 United Kingdom K Edmund 77 3 4 2
Kazakhstan A Bublik 6 5 5 0 1 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 6
Portugal J Sousa 2 5 6 1 28 Germany J-L Struff 3 3 1
WC United States M Mmoh 6 7 2 6 WC United States M Mmoh 2 2 5
Spain P Martínez 0 5 4 28 Germany J-L Struff 6 6 7
28 Germany J-L Struff 6 7 6 1 Serbia N Djokovic 5d
20 Spain P Carreño Busta 4 6 1 6 6 20 Spain P Carreño Busta 6
Japan Y Uchiyama 6 3 6 3 3 20 Spain P Carreño Busta 6 6 6
WC United States M Krueger 3 6 7 6 WC United States M Krueger 1 2 2
Portugal P Sousa 6 2 5 3 20 Spain P Carreño Busta 6 6 6
Italy F Gaio 63 6 4 4 Lithuania R Berankis 4 3 2
Lithuania R Berankis 77 4 6 6 Lithuania R Berankis 7 6 1 77
United States S Johnson 65 6 65 6 77 United States S Johnson 5 2 6 61
16 United States J Isner 77 3 77 3 63

Section 2[]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Canada D Shapovalov 6 4 6 6
WC United States S Korda 4 6 3 2 12 Canada D Shapovalov 65 6 6 6
WC United States T-S Kwiatkowski 6 64 1 2 South Korea S-w Kwon 77 4 4 2
South Korea S-w Kwon 3 77 6 6 12 Canada D Shapovalov 3 6 4 77 6
Egypt M Safwat 1 4 4 19 United States T Fritz 6 3 6 65 2
France G Simon 6 6 6 France G Simon 5 3 2
Germany D Koepfer 79 3 2 4 19 United States T Fritz 7 6 6
19 United States T Fritz 67 6 6 6 12 Canada D Shapovalov 60 6 6 6
26 Serbia F Krajinović 6 77 6 7 Belgium D Goffin 77 3 4 3
Sweden M Ymer 2 63 3 26 Serbia F Krajinović 6 6 6
United States M Giron 6 65 3 6 6 United States M Giron 4 1 3
Australia M Polmans 4 77 6 4 2 26 Serbia F Krajinović 1 65 4
South Africa L Harris 6 7 6 7 Belgium D Goffin 6 77 6
Italy M Cecchinato 4 5 2 South Africa L Harris 66 6 1 4
United States R Opelka 62 6 1 4 7 Belgium D Goffin 78 4 6 6
7 Belgium D Goffin 77 3 6 6

Section 3[]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Greece S Tsitsipas 6 6 6
Spain A Ramos Viñolas 2 1 1 4 Greece S Tsitsipas 77 6 6
WC United States M Cressy 6 2 6 6 WC United States M Cressy 62 3 4
Slovakia J Kovalík 1 6 4 4 4 Greece S Tsitsipas 77 4 6 5 64
Argentina JI Londero 6 6 7 27 Croatia B Ćorić 62 6 4 7 77
Russia E Donskoy 3 3 5 Argentina JI Londero 5 6 77 2 3
Spain P Andújar 5 3 1 27 Croatia B Ćorić 7 4 65 6 6
27 Croatia B Ćorić 7 6 6 27 Croatia B Ćorić 7 6 6
18 Serbia D Lajović 1 6 4 4 Australia J Thompson 5 1 3
Belarus E Gerasimov 6 4 6 6 Belarus E Gerasimov 1 4 6 3
Italy S Travaglia 3 4 6 2 Australia J Thompson 6 6 3 6
Australia J Thompson 6 6 4 6 Australia J Thompson 7 6 6
Hungary A Balázs 4 5 4 Kazakhstan M Kukushkin 5 4 1
Kazakhstan M Kukushkin 6 7 6 Kazakhstan M Kukushkin 6 6 3 4 7
WC United States U Blanch 6 7 4 4 2 13 Chile C Garín 2 1 6 6 5
13 Chile C Garín 4 5 6 6 6

Section 4[]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Argentina D Schwartzman 6 6 2 1 5
United Kingdom C Norrie 3 4 6 6 7 United Kingdom C Norrie 6 6 6
Chinese Taipei J Jung 6 6 4 1 0r Argentina F Coria 3 4 4
Argentina F Coria 2 4 6 6 2 United Kingdom C Norrie 62 6 2 1
Spain A Davidovich Fokina 3 6 6 1 6 Spain A Davidovich Fokina 77 4 6 6
Austria D Novak 6 4 3 6 0 Spain A Davidovich Fokina 6 1 6 6
Germany P Gojowczyk 3 4 4 24 Poland H Hurkacz 4 6 2 2
24 Poland H Hurkacz 6 6 6 Spain A Davidovich Fokina 2 2 1
32 France A Mannarino 6 6 2 6 5 Germany A Zverev 6 6 6
Italy L Sonego 1 4 6 3 32 France A Mannarino 77 7 6
PR United States J Sock 3 6 6 4 77 PR United States J Sock 65 5 2
Uruguay P Cuevas 6 4 2 6 62 32 France A Mannarino 77 4 2 2
Italy P Lorenzi 3 2 63 5 Germany A Zverev 64 6 6 6
WC United States B Nakashima 6 6 77 WC United States B Nakashima 5 710 3 1
South Africa K Anderson 62 7 3 5 5 Germany A Zverev 7 68 6 6
5 Germany A Zverev 77 5 6 7

Bottom half[]

Section 5[]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Italy M Berrettini 77 6 6
Japan G Soeda 65 1 4 6 Italy M Berrettini 6 6 78
Japan Y Sugita 3 4 3 France U Humbert 4 4 66
France U Humbert 6 6 6 6 Italy M Berrettini 6 6 6
Finland E Ruusuvuori 6 3 6 4 6 30 Norway C Ruud 4 4 2
Slovenia A Bedene 3 6 1 6 1 Finland E Ruusuvuori 4 3 2r
PR United States M McDonald 6 6 4 3 2 30 Norway C Ruud 6 6 3
30 Norway C Ruud 4 4 6 6 6 6 Italy M Berrettini 6 3 3 3
Alt United States E Escobedo 77 6 6 10 Russia A Rublev 4 6 6 6
Poland K Majchrzak 63 2 3 Alt United States E Escobedo 6 4 3 4
Italy S Caruso 4 7 7 6 Italy S Caruso 3 6 6 6
Australia J Duckworth 6 5 5 2 Italy S Caruso 0 4 0
Japan T Daniel 3 4 6 1 10 Russia A Rublev 6 6 6
France G Barrère 6 6 3 6 France G Barrère 2 4 64
France J Chardy 4 4 3 10 Russia A Rublev 6 6 77
10 Russia A Rublev 6 6 6

Section 6[]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Bulgaria G Dimitrov 6 6 6
United States T Paul 4 3 1 14 Bulgaria G Dimitrov 77 64 6 4 1
Hungary M Fucsovics 6 6 6 Hungary M Fucsovics 65 77 3 6 6
Bolivia H Dellien 3 3 1 Hungary M Fucsovics 2 3 2
United States F Tiafoe 4 6 6 7 United States F Tiafoe 6 6 6
Italy A Seppi 6 3 4 5 United States F Tiafoe 78 3 1 6 6
Australia J Millman 6 6 6 Australia J Millman 66 6 6 3 3
22 Georgia (country) N Basilashvili 1 4 4 United States F Tiafoe 4 1 0
29 Argentina G Pella 2 6 3 3 3 Russia D Medvedev 6 6 6
WC United States JJ Wolf 6 0 6 6 WC United States JJ Wolf 6 6 6
Spain F López 6 65 4 3 Spain R Carballés Baena 2 4 3
Spain R Carballés Baena 3 77 6 6 WC United States JJ Wolf 3 3 2
Australia C O'Connell 4 6 77 6 3 Russia D Medvedev 6 6 6
Serbia L Đere 6 4 62 4 Australia C O'Connell 3 2 4
Argentina F Delbonis 1 2 4 3 Russia D Medvedev 6 6 6
3 Russia D Medvedev 6 6 6

Section 7[]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Spain R Bautista Agut 6 6 77
United States T Sandgren 4 4 63 8 Spain R Bautista Agut 6 3 6 6
Italy G Mager 4 4 78 6 2 Serbia M Kecmanović 3 6 3 4
Serbia M Kecmanović 6 6 66 3 6 8 Spain R Bautista Agut 5 6 6 3 2
Canada V Pospisil 77 7 77 Canada V Pospisil 7 2 4 6 6
Germany P Kohlschreiber 64 5 63 Canada V Pospisil 61 6 77 6
Argentina L Mayer 3 2 3 25 Canada M Raonic 77 3 64 3
25 Canada M Raonic 6 6 6 Canada V Pospisil 66 3 2
21 Australia A de Minaur 6 6 7 21 Australia A de Minaur 78 6 6
Slovakia A Martin 4 3 5 21 Australia A de Minaur 6 6 66 7
Croatia I Karlović 60 64 1 France R Gasquet 4 3 78 5
France R Gasquet 77 77 6 21 Australia A de Minaur 6 0 4 6 6
PR Russia A Kuznetsov 6 78 6 11 Russia K Khachanov 4 6 6 3 1
United States S Querrey 4 66 2 PR Russia A Kuznetsov 3 4 1
Italy J Sinner 6 79 2 0 64 11 Russia K Khachanov 6 6 6
11 Russia K Khachanov 3 67 6 6 77

Section 8[]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 Canada F Auger-Aliassime 6 67 78 78
Brazil T Monteiro 3 79 66 66 15 Canada F Auger-Aliassime 6 6 6
United Kingdom A Murray 4 4 77 77 6 United Kingdom A Murray 2 3 4
Japan Y Nishioka 6 6 65 64 4 15 Canada F Auger-Aliassime 6 6 6
France C Moutet 6 6 7 France C Moutet 1 0 4
Czech Republic J Veselý 4 4 5 France C Moutet 4 6 77 77
Brazil T Seyboth Wild 2 1 65 23 United Kingdom D Evans 6 3 65 61
23 United Kingdom D Evans 6 6 77 15 Canada F Auger-Aliassime 64 1 1
31 Croatia M Čilić 63 3 7 7 6 2 Austria D Thiem 77 6 6
United States D Kudla 77 6 5 5 3 31 Croatia M Čilić 6 1 77 7
Slovakia N Gombos 6 6 6 Slovakia N Gombos 3 6 62 5
Moldova R Albot 4 1 4 31 Croatia M Čilić 2 2 6 3
India S Nagal 6 6 3 6 2 Austria D Thiem 6 6 3 6
United States B Klahn 1 3 6 1 India S Nagal 3 3 2
Spain J Munar 66 3 0r 2 Austria D Thiem 6 6 6
2 Austria D Thiem 78 6 0

Other entry information[]

Wild cards[]

Protected ranking[]

Alternates[]

Withdrawals[]

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

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