Thiem Takes Tenth Title

Dominic Thiem and Gilles Simon in the final in Lyon (photo: Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

LYON, May 26,0 2018

No.1 seed Dominic Thiem won his 10th career ATP World Tour singles title on Saturday with a 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-1 victory over French veteran Gilles Simon at the Open-Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes in Lyon.

The 24-year-old Austrian sent down six aces, winning 72 per cent of his first service points to prevail in two hours and 25 minutes.

This is Thiem’s 200th Tour-level match victory in his career; he also currently leads the ATP with 20 match wins on clay so far in 2018.

“I’m super happy. I fought really, really hard for this title,” Thiem said. “I’m really happy that I won the title. It’s always something very special. It’s my tenth title, which is a great number.”

Thiem earns €89,435 in prize money as well as 250 ATP Ranking points.

Kyrgios/Sock take doubles title

Earlier in the day, Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock captured the doubles title. The Australian-US-American-combination saved one championship point and fought past Roman Jebavy from the Czech Republic and Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop 7-5, 2-6, 11-9. The encounter lasted 63 minutes.

It is Kyrgios’ first ATP World Tour doubles title, while Sock has now lifted 11 trophies from 21 tour-level finals.