Dominic Thiem celebrating ‘one of most beautiful moments of his career’ after Kitzbuhel win
Dominic Thiem is enjoying ‘one of the most beautiful moments in his career’ after winning his first title on home soil.
The Austrian opted to delay his hardcourt preparations to play in Kitzbuhel, and he claimed his third crown of the season after a 7-6 (7-0), 6-1 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas.
Thiem is just the second Austrian to win the tournament, after Thomas Muster achieved it in 1993.
“It’s already one of my most beautiful moments ever in my tennis career,” said Thiem.
“It was one of the most emotional moments because I have a special connection with Kitzbuhel.
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“I was here for the first time when I was six on this huge centre court. I was watching the tournament many times.
“I got my first wild card here and now to finish the tournament as the champion is incredible. I reached one big childhood goal today.”
Elsewhere on the ATP Tour, 26-year-old Argentinian Diego Schwartzman claimed his first ever hardcourt title after a 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 win over Taylor Fritz in the Los Cabos final.
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