(August 2, 2015) Austria’s Dominic Thiem added another trophy to his trophy case on Sunday, claiming his second straight title in two weeks, this time winning the Swiss Open title on the clay courts of Gstaad 7-5, 6-2 over top seed and world No. 14 David Goffin of Belgium.
The 21–year-old, currently ranked No. 24, won the Croatia Open last weekend. He also won a clay event in April in Nice, France.
“I returned and served well, which is very important against such a great return player,” Thiem said.
“Each title is very special. I’m extremely happy that my family was here this week. It’s such a great event here and a beautiful place.”
“Today it was very difficult, the conditions were very different from the other days,” said the Belgian. “Dominic’s strokes are very heavy and powerful. It was very tough during the whole match. He played some unbelievable points. After losing the first set it was very tough for me physically. It was still a great week for me even if I lost.”
With the win, he became the fourth player born in the 1990s to win three or more ATP World Tour titles, joining Milos Raonic (6), Grigor Dimitrov (4) and Bernard Tomic (3).
Thiem’s clay season is not over yet- he is the top seed in next week’s Kitzbuehel tournament in his home country.