ATP roundup: Thiem rolls to Barcelona title

Thiem too strong for Medvedev in Barcelona final

A day after knocking out 11-time Barcelona victor Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, the third-seeded Austrian claimed his second title in four events after beating Roger Federer at Indian Wells last month.

The fifth-ranked Austrian cruised to victory for his second title of the year, adding to his triumph in Indian Wells last month.

After failing to defend his Monte Carlo title, Rafael Nadal was hoping to win his first title of the season in Barcelona, where he was the three-time defending champion, the 11-time victor, top seed, and the heavy favorite.

"It's such an honour to win this tournament", said Thiem.

Austria's Dominic Thiem celebrates with the trophy after winning the Barcelona Open on Sunday. Berrettini, who beat two seeded players en route to the final, won his second career ATP Tour title and also his second on clay after winning his first at the Swiss Open previous year. The world No. 2 is the first WTA player to win two titles this season.

"So I think he's going to be ready for the big events". However, the third-seeded then won 12 of the last 13 games to take the title with 6-4, 6-0 scoreline. "But the special thing about tennis is that I'll start from zero in Madrid", said Thiem.

"There were a lot of long, tough rallies in the first set, I'm really happy I made it".

Russian Medvedev needed treatment on his shoulder late in the first set, but insisted the injury was not the main reason for his defeat. "At one point, even just getting a point off him was a great achievement".

Dominic Thiem will be competing at Mutua Madrid Open next.

"It was a really tough match. I said that I would need a bit more matches to get used to the clay", said Kvitova whose best run at Roland Garros was a semifinal spot in 2012. The Czech had to work much harder in the second set as she had to save two set points at 5-4 as Kontaveit had her pinned to the baseline.

"I don't think anyone would want to copy the way I move", she laughed.

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