Thiem wins Barcelona Open

World number five Dominic Thiem won his first Barcelona Open title with a comfortable victory over Russia’s Daniil Medvedev.

The Austrian, 25, was broken early on but then took 12 of the next 13 games to win 6-4 6-0 in one hour 13 minutes.

Thiem ended Rafael Nadal’s hopes of a 12th title in the clay tournament in Saturday’s semi-final, having lost to the Spaniard in the 2017 final.

“It’s such an honour to win this tournament,” said Thiem.

“Looking at all the names who have won it I’m very happy and proud that my name is also there now.”

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