Dominic Thiem continues fine year by claiming maiden indoor ATP title
Dominic Thiem has won his maiden indoor title after powering past Martin Klizan in St Petersburg.
The Austrian, who reached his first Grand Slam final this year too, won six games in a row from 3-3 inthe first set en-route to claiming a 6-3 6-1 success.
“It’s my first indoor title and it’s really amazing,” Thiem said post-match.
“I felt myself a bit tired at the end but I’m really happy that I made it.
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“It always means a lot to win a tournament. There’re not too many guys who win a tournament every year so it’s really special.
“I’m happy that I won my first indoor title in Saint Petersburg.
“I couldn’t find the better place to win my first indoor title.”
“I don’t know if I’m coming back to defend the title next year, but I’m surely coming back one day.”
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