Dominic Thiem strolled to his first Barcelona Open title with a straight-sets victory over Daniil Medvedev.
The 25-year-old world number five, who enjoyed a semi-final success against ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal to deny the Spaniard a 12th title on home soil ( Barcelona ), was broken early on by his Russian opponent.
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However, Thiem responded impressively by winning 12 of the next 13 games to wrap up a 6-4 6-0 win against the world number 14 in just one hour and 13 minutes. “It’s such an honour to win this tournament,” said the Austrian. “Looking at all the names who have won it I’m very happy and proud that my name is also there now.” “I had some troubles at the beginning with the slice then it got better and that’s the only thing you can do against him and I’m happy that I made it work,” added Thiem.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.