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China Open 2019: Dominic Thiem Beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to Win China Open Title

China Open 2019: Dominic Thiem Beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to Win China Open Title :- Recovering from the set down, the top seed Dominic Thiem won the China Open final on Sunday and claimed the 15th singles title of his career. The Austrian player defeated Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas by 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Beijing.

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The 26-year old Tennis player beat the former world number one Andy Murray to reach the title and had simultaneously also booked his spot in the prestigious season-ending ATP Finals.

The first set was a closer contest as compared to what the score-line might suggest. Neither player had an exceptionally high number of errors which means that the slightest slip-ups ended up being amplified and this cost Thiem at several key moments.

Dominic Thiem Beat Stefanos Tsitsipas

Things got rockier for the Greeks in the second set. Although he was the first to break, Thiem would immediately respond with one of his own to pull level.

Things went from bad to worse for Tsitsipas in the third. He committed nine unforced errors as Thiem stormed to a 5-0 lead.

The fifth-ranked Thiem reached the crown taking two hours and 13 minutes and winning in the deciding set against Tsitsipas, who at the age of 21 is a rising star of men’s tennis.

Thiem takes home US $733,990 in prize money and 500 ATP points with the win, while Tsitsipas will pocket 300 ATP points and the US $364,615.