ATP Tour

Goffin wins 1st ATP title

David Goffin (AFP)
David Goffin (AFP)

Kitzbuehel - David Goffin claimed his maiden tour title on Saturday with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 win over Austria's Dominic Thiem in the Kitzbuhel final, extending his winning streak to 20 matches in the process.

The Belgian wild card rallied from an early deficit in the last claycourt match on the ATP World Tour in 2014 with a victory which will also take him into the top 50 next week after being outside the top 100 just a month ago.

"It's a great day for me, to win an ATP (World Tour) 250," said 23-year-old Goffin, whose winning streak had been based on two titles on the second-tier Challenger circuit.

"You work so much in the fitness room and on the court for a moment like today. You play so many practices and so many matches to have this emotion, so when you win the match point you can't control it."

Goffin is the first Belgian winner on the ATP World Tour since Xavier Malisse claimed victory in Delray Beach seven years ago.


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