Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 5th Madrid Open title

May 15, 2017 11:11 IST

Rafael Nadal wins 5th Madrid Open titleSpain’s Rafael Nadal on 14 May 2017 won Madrid Open title of Tennis. In the final match at Madrid, the Spaniard defeated a determined Dominic Thiem of Austria in straight sets 7-6(8), 6-4.

Thiem resisted three championship points but Nadal seized the fourth with a drop shot to the back of the court to clinch his third consecutive clay-court crown, after winning in Monte Carlo and Barcelona in April 2017. For the 14-times Grand Slam Winner, it was also the 72nd tournament win of his career.

With this, Nadal, who defeated defending champion Novak Djokovic in the semi-final, also won his 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. His 30 World Tour Masters 1000 titles is a tie with Serbia’s Djokovic.

List of top six in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown

Player

Masters 1000 Titles

Rafael Nadal

30

Novak Djokovic

30

Roger Federer

26

Andre Agassi

17

Andy Murray

14

Pete Sampras

11

Reports suggest that with this win, Nadal will move into the world's top four, which will be updated on 15 May 2017. The former world number one was last inside the world’s top four in October 2016.

 

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