Dominic Thiem steamrolls Daniil Medvedev to win Barcelona Open
Dominic Thiem overcame a slow start to demolish Daniil Medvedev in the Barcelona Open final and claim a 13th ATP Tour singles title.
The world No 5, who beat 11-time champion Rafael Nadal in the semi-final, won 12 of the last 13 games of the match en route to a crushing 6-4, 6-0 win in one hour and 12 minutes.
Dominic Thiem is living the dream in Barcelona! 🇪🇸
The moment the Austrian won his 13th ATP Tour title 👏 pic.twitter.com/MG112tCJiw
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) April 28, 2019
It was Medvedev who had the early advantage as he broke in game two to build a 3-0 lead, but it disappeared quickly and was all Thiem after that as the Austrian broke twice in the final six games of the set and then won the second set to love.
The Barcelona Open is Thiem’s second trophy of the season having also won the Indian Wells Masters in March while it is his ninth title on clay.
“To win this tournament is such an honour for me because it’s one of the best of the year,” he said. “I really love coming here (to Barcelona). Only the best players in the history of tennis have won here. Rafa 11 times and Thomas Muster twice, which is very special for me.”
He added: “I like to thank my team. Every tournament win is a huge team effort and I would like to thank everybody who is here.”
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