Dominic Thiem wins Argentina Open for 2nd time in 3 seasons
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 19, 2018 07:48 AM
FILE - Dominic Thiem of Austria waves after defeating Andy Murray of Britain 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 during a semifinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat Slovenia's Alijaz Bedene 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Argentina Open for the second time in three seasons.
The 24-year-old Thiem, ranked No. 6 in the world, didn't lose a set in the clay-court event. He won his ninth career title and first since an event in Rio de Janeiro in February 2017.
"When you win a tournament it's good news, because we're used to losing more than winning," Thiem said. "With these conditions — slow and hot — there are many chances for me to play well. It was my goal before starting the week and it is incredible to have achieved it."
The 24-year-old Bedene dropped to 0-3 against Thiem.
In the doubles final, fourth-seeded Andres Molteni and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina beat top-seeded Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia 6-3, 5-7, 10-3.