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Dominic Thiem bounces back against Stefanos Tsitsipas to win China Open

Austrian top seed recovered from a set and a break down to clinch his 15th career title

Dominic Thiem won his fourth title of the season at the China Open in Beijing. EPA
Dominic Thiem won his fourth title of the season at the China Open in Beijing. EPA

Top seed Dominic Thiem recovered from a set down to win the China Open final on Sunday and claim the 15th singles title of his career.

The Austrian defeated Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Beijing.

Thiem, 26, beat former world No 1 Andy Murray on the way to the title and had also booked his spot in the prestigious season-ending ATP Finals.

The fifth-ranked Thiem strolled to the crown in the deciding set against Tsitsipas, who at 21 is a rising star of men's tennis.

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Updated: October 6, 2019 06:11 PM

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