Confirming the prognosis, Dominic Thiem became champion in Lyon’s Open after winning the final on Frenchman Gilles Simon.
Although a great favorite of the tournament, the Austrian made it difficult to reach the title, as in the final it took 3 sets both in the semifinals and the quarter-final to bend the resistance of his opponents.
In the final to Simon, he had to do the overturning after losing to 1-0 set and winning the second set with 7-6. The Frenchman at this point seemed to lose his confidence and the initial enthusiasm from the public who naturally supported him and easily lost the 3rd set with 6-1.
This was the 10th career title for the Austrian and 7th in the field while it was the 2nd this year after the Open of Buenos Aires in Argentina.
With increased psychology, Thiem will travel to Paris for the top Roland Garros clay tournament where he will be asked to show his upward course over the biggest names.