Dominic Thiem hails ‘one of the biggest titles’ of his career after claiming China Open crown

Dominic Thiem with China Open trophy

Dominic Thiem has hailed his China Open title ‘one of his biggest’ after overcoming Stefanos Tsitsipas to take the crown.

The world number five, who beat Andy Murray in the quarter-finals, came through a strong field to beat Greek star Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final.

None of the top trio of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, or Roger Federer were in Beijing, but every other top player was making it a meaningful win for the Austrian.

“It feels great because today was for me one of the best matches I’ve played in my life, I guess,” Thiem said afterwards.

“Game-style wise and also how I came back, it’s definitely one of my biggest titles because the tournament is so strong, the draw was so strong.

“[It] makes me very happy that I stand as the champion at the end of the week.”

Tsitsipas was philosophical in defeat, taking the opportunity to praise Dominic Thiem for finding a way to win instead of focusing on where he might have lost it.

“Dominic is tough, he doesn’t let people win,” Tsitsipas said.

“He always finds solutions to somehow get it. He actually deserves it a lot so congrats to him and his team for putting the effort and doing a good job. It was a great week.”

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