When Dominic Thiem won the 2020 US Open, it ended a six-year drought for a first-time major winner on the men’s tour.
As the tennis community eagerly awaits to see which ATP player will follow in the Austrian’s footsteps, Flushing Meadows remains the most likely venue for a breakthrough, having welcomed four maiden major champions over its past 12 tournaments— a period that has also gone without a successful title defense.
Zverev was just two points away, but Thiem prevailed to capture his first major title in Flushing Meadows. (Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal racked up an astonishing 13th trophy at Roland Garros and is the last man to win his maiden major in Paris. Novak Djokovic has triumphed at seven of the past 10 Australian Opens. And four players have monopolized Wimbledon since 2003, the year Federer achieved Grand Slam glory for the first time.