Thiem downs Tomic to win Acapulco title

Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem defeated fifth-seeded Bernard Tomic of Australian in three sets to win the men’s singles title at the Acapulco International on Saturday.

Thiem needed just under two hours to get past the Australian 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3 in Saturday’s final.

The 22-year-old played well but was pushed by Tomic throughout with errors at the wrong times being the difference.

The Australian had opened up a 4-1 lead after breaking his opponent’s serve in the fourth game but then dropped his own when serving for the set at 5-3.

The match then went with serve to a tie-break which Thiem won 8-6 to claim the opening set.

In the second set, Thiem had his serve broken in the fifth game and Tomic stayed on top to win the set 6-4 and force a decider.

The Austrian got his serve broken in the opening game of the third set but broke straight back and then again to lead 3-1.

Things then went with serve for Thiem to serve out the match and win the third set 6-3 with his 22nd ace.