Thiem wins Argentina Open to take 4th career singles title
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 15, 2016 10:20 AM
Dominic Thiem of Austria returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during the ATP Argentina Open tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Fernandez)BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Dominic Thiem defeated Nicolas Almagro of Spain 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (4) to win the Argentina Open on Sunday and claim his fourth ATP singles title.
The 22-year-old Austrian reached the final after beating former No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Nadal won this event a year ago and was once nearly unbeatable on clay.
Thiem has won all of his titles on clay and is ranked No. 19 by the ATP.
The Latin American clay-court season moves Monday to Rio de Janeiro for a combined ATP and WTA event.