Austria's Dominic Thiem beats David Goffin to win Swiss Open

  • AFP, Gstaad, Switzerland
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2015 21:32 IST

Austria's Dominic Thiem beat top seed David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 6-2 in the Swiss Open final on Sunday to claim his third career ATP title.

The 21-year-old third seed added to his wins in Nice in May and last week in Umag, Croatia to become the first Austrian to get on the Gstaad roll of honour.

For Thiem, there was a sense of revenge as last season Belgium's Goffin had come out on top when they met in the final at Kitzbuhel.

On the way to the final, he overcame second seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the semi-finals and another Spaniard, seventh seed Pablo Carreno-Busta in the quarter-finals.

Thiem went 3-1 up in the opening set only for Goffin to peg him back with two breaks of serve, but a double fault allowed Thiem to level the set at 5-5.

A third break saw Thiem take the set, and with momentum on his side he closed out comfortably to win in one hour and 26 minutes.

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