ST. PETERSBURG, September 23, 2018
Top seed Dominic Thiem won his 11th ATP World Tour title on Sunday, defeating 2012 champion Martin Klizan from Slovakia 6-3, 6-1 to triumph at the St. Petersburg Open.
The World No. 8 from Austria saved both break points he faced, capitalizing on four of his own seven chances to prevail in one hour and eight minutes.
It’s title number three of 2018 for @ThiemDomi
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) 23. September 2018
“I think that I was raising up my level from the first to the last match and obviously I played my best match today,” Thiem said. “It was pretty close in the beginning. He was playing very well at the start of the match, but then I did one break, which was very important. From this moment on, I think I had control of the match.”
Thiem takes away $209,645 in prize money as well as 250 ATP-Ranking points.
Italians take doubles crown
Earlier in the day, Matteo Berrettini and Fabio Fognini clinched the doubles title. The all-Italian duo beat Roman Jebavy from the Czech Republic and Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop 7-6(6), 7-6(4). The final lasted one hour and 39 minutes.
“It was really tough, for sure,” Fognini said. “I’m really happy. I think it was a really great week for us, the first time that we played together. So it’s good to leave St. Petersburg with the trophy.”