Stefanos Tsitsipas poses with the winner's trophy. / AFP / Glyn KIRK
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The Austrian grabbed a mini-break on the first point of the tie-break and forged into a 5-2 lead but Tsitsipas pulled back to level at 5-5 .The Greek crucially sent a backhand long at 6-6 to hand his opponent set point and Thiem seized his chance after a set lasting 65 minutes.Thiem, who like Tsitsipas plays with a single-handed backhand, held to love in the fifth game to stem the tide but he could make little impression on his opponent's serve.He netted with a backhand to hand Tsitsipas the set 6-2 .The set went to a tie-break. Tsitsipas forged ahead but Thiem pegged him back until the Greek was gifted another mini-break when the Austrian went long.
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