2016 Nice Final - [1] Dominic Thiem vs [8] Alexander Zverev

Who wins the title?


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3fees

G.O.A.T.
Dominic Thiem successfully defended his Open de Nice Cote d'Azur title, overcoming a stern test from #NextGen star Alexander Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 on Sunday.

Zverev looked to be in control from the start, earning four break points on Thiem's serve early in the opening set. The German would convert his fourth with a backhand return winner, streaking to a quick 4-2 lead. But Thiem would clamp down, breaking back for 4-all after an untimely nose bleed forced Zverev to the sidelines for a medical timeout. The German teen double faulted to give the break back and did so once again when facing his first set point. Thiem would reel off six straight games to snatch the opener and grab a quick break in the second set.

But Zverev was not finished just yet. The lead vacillated once again, with the 19 year old breaking back immediately and claiming six of the next seven games to force a decider, as Thiem called for the trainer with an apparent right shoulder injury.

Zverev would fight hard to send the final the distance, but it wasn't enough, as Thiem found a second gear in the decider. The Austrian won 24 of 29 points in the third set to secure the title. He fired five aces and converted six of eight break chances to emerge victorious after one hour and 39 minutes

Courtesy of ATP

Thiem with a twofer, back to back defending title.

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Djokovic2011

Bionic Poster
Congrats to my Austrian Prince on another clay title. :)
I'm just hoping Dominic won't be too fatigued going into RG next week - he's played a lot of tennis so far this year. :oops:
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
He's been on a restricted grass diet since 2011...his last non-Wimby sanctioned grass tournament was Queens'10.
I was thinking that was so but didn't want to check because I was tired. (Long day at a family gathering...)

But I recently looked at his record on grass last year and was reminded that he played a total of 7 matches last year. ;)

He did play 12 grass matches in 2012 according to the ATP. Maybe he was still pissed off at grass in 2013!

I'm not sure how he played 12 matches that year. That's a strange number because he would have played 6 matches at Wimbledon. I wonder where he racked up an additional 6 matches on grass that year?
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I was thinking that was so but didn't want to check because I was tired. (Long day at a family gathering...)

But I recently looked at his record on grass last year and was reminded that he played a total of 7 matches last year. ;)

He did play 12 grass matches in 2012 according to the ATP. Maybe he was still pissed off at grass in 2013!

I'm not sure how he played 12 matches that year. That's a strange number because he would have played 6 matches at Wimbledon. I wonder where he racked up an additional 6 matches on grass that year?
Olympics at Wimby...got to the medal round.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
I'm hoping for an 11th defense at RG!

@Garhi Shot First
Two weeks of that Avatar!
vomit-into-the-toilet.gif
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Ah, THERE it is. I don't care at all for Olympic tennis and just didn't pay attention. My loss apparently.

I was trying to figure out how he had 3 losses on grass!!!

l to federer in wimby SF
l to murray in Olympics SF
l to delpo in the bronze medal match
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
l to federer in wimby SF
l to murray in Olympics SF
l to delpo in the bronze medal match
See, I don't even know how it works in the Olympics. I never watched Olympic tennis, though I might this year. So there is some kind of "condolence" match where two of the people who don't get to the end fight it out for bronze and silver?
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
See, I don't even know how it works in the Olympics. I never watched Olympic tennis, though I might this year. So there is some kind of "condolence" match where two of the people who don't get to the end fight it out for bronze and silver?

winner of final gets gold
loser of final get silver
loser of both semis fight for bronze -- winner gets bronze
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
I was thinking that was so but didn't want to check because I was tired. (Long day at a family gathering...)

But I recently looked at his record on grass last year and was reminded that he played a total of 7 matches last year. ;)

He did play 12 grass matches in 2012 according to the ATP. Maybe he was still pissed off at grass in 2013!

I'm not sure how he played 12 matches that year. That's a strange number because he would have played 6 matches at Wimbledon. I wonder where he racked up an additional 6 matches on grass that year?
olympics
 
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