Madrid Open: Nadal clinches title, defeats Thiem 7-6 (10), 6-4

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Madrid: Spanish No.1 player Rafael Nadal has managed to claim his fifth Mutua Madrid Open title with a margin of 7-6 (10), 6-4 win over Dominic Thiem.

Sunday’s win also means that Nadal has now won 30 ATP Masters 1000 Series titles in his long career, more than anyone who is currently playing, reports Xinhua news agency.

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The first set saw Thiem try and adopt an attacking attitude against Nadal, who had only recently defeated him in Barcelona.

That attitude saw him take an early service break to silence the partisan crowd in Madrid, but Nadal was able to break back in the sixth game as Thiem paid for his aggression with too many unforced errors.

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