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Tennis: Goffin wins maiden ATP title in Austria

Published on Aug 2, 2014 11:17 PM
 
Belgium's David Goffin claimed his first ATP Tour tennis title by beating local favourite Dominic Thiem to win the Kitzbuehel Cup on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Belgium's David Goffin claimed his first ATP Tour tennis title by beating local favourite Dominic Thiem to win the Kitzbuehel Cup on Saturday.

Both players were looking for first titles but it was wildcard Goffin who prevailed on the clay courts in the Austrian winter sports resort, coming back to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

It continued an incredible sequence of victories for the 23-year-old Goffin who, since losing to Andy Murray in the first round of Wimbledon, has claimed 20 consecutive match wins, a run that has earned him three Challenger titles.

World No. 50 Thiem had been hoping to become the first home winner of the tournament since former world No. 1 Thomas Muster triumphed 21 years ago.

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