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Open de Nice Cote d'Azur Tennis News
Open de Nice Cote d’Azur
Nice, France

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 21 MAY 2016

Singles – Final
[1] D. Thiem (AUT) d [8] A. Zverev (GER) 64 36 60

Doubles – Final
[1] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) d [2] M. Pavic (CRO) / M. Venus (NZL) 46 64 10-8
THIEM GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN NICE; CABAL/FARAH WIN THIRD TITLE OF 2016
– Dominic Thiem successfully defended his Nice crown, becoming the 10th repeat titlist at the tour-level this year.
– The Austrian lifted his sixth ATP World Tour trophy and third in 2016 (Buenos Aires, Acapulco).
– Thiem improved to 36-10 in 2016, already equaling his career-best 36 match wins from a year ago.
– Appearing in his first final, Alexander Zverev is the third different teenager to reach an ATP World Tour title match this year, with Borna Coric (Chennai, Marrakech) and Taylor Fritz (Memphis).
– Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah notched their third team title of the year and seventh in total, rallying past Mate Pavic and Michael Venus.
– Previously runners-up in Nice in 2013, the Colombian duo battled back from a 5-3 deficit in the Match Tie-break.

What The Players Said

Thiem: “It’s been an unbelievably great week. The first time I had to defend a title and I made it. Maybe I played better in the three matches before this, but a final is always special. You have so much to win and so much to lose. I played a solid third set and I’m really happy. My arm is a little tired, but I will be ok for Roland Garros on Monday.”

Zverev: “I spent about 12.5 hours on court this week, so I’m a bit tired. Against a player like Dominic, who is one of the best clay-court players right now, you have to be at your best to beat him. There’s not a lot of chances. It’s really tough to win when you’re not at 100 per cent.”

Cabal: “This is a tournament that has given us great memories. We play really well here. We feel it on court. It will give us confidence for the next weeks.”

Farah: “It’s a great experience. It’s never too shabby to win tournaments and it’s a great feeling. No better place to do it than in Nice, with a great atmosphere. The weather was perfect and I’m very happy.”

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