1972 — Ilie Nastase trailing two sets to one and facing break point at 1-3 in the fourth set, comes back to defeat Arthur Ashe, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, for the U.S. Open men’s singles title.
Ilie Nastase, 26, a native of Bucharest, Romania, holds the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at Forest Hills, N.Y., Sept. 10, 1972. Nastase became the first European to win the men's title since 1934. He defeated American Arthur Ashe (right), 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3. (AP Photo/John Rooney Jr.)