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Pouille captures first career title

Update: September, 26/2016 - 11:24
Lucas Pouille won the Metz ATP final on Sunday. Photo
Viet Nam News


METZFrance’s Lucas Pouille won his first career title on Sunday when he downed top seed Domminic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 in the Metz ATP final.

World number 18 Pouille, who defeated Rafael Nadal on his way to the US Open quarter-finals three weeks ago, claimed victory in 78 minutes.

The 22-year-old Frenchman notched his fifth victory over a Top 10 opponent this year and a 30th match win overall in 2016.

"Winning a title is a big step, it’s an objective I wanted to achieve this year. It was a well-played final. We both played at a high level," said Pouille.

Thiem was bidding for his fifth title of the year.

Despite the defeat he still remains on course for a place in the eight-man end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals in London. AFP

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