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Lucas Pouille beats Dominic Thiem to claim first ATP title

Lucas Pouille clinched his first career title, beating top-seeded Dominic Thiem 7-6 (5), 6-2 to win the Moselle Open final.

France's Lucas Pouille in action during his singles match against Croatia's Marin Draganja
Lucas Pouille won 83 percent of points on his first serve and saved the only break point he faced in the first set. REUTERS

Lucas Pouille clinched his first career title on Sunday, beating top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (5), 6-2 to win the Moselle Open final.

The third-seeded Frenchman, a U.S. Open quarterfinalist earlier this month, clipped a neat volley for match point and then hit an ace down the middle.

The 22-year-old Pouille lifted his head back and then wagged a finger in celebration, before the 10th-ranked Thiem hugged him at the net.

Pouille won 83 percent of points on his first serve and saved the only break point he faced in the first set.

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Thiem, who was bidding for his eighth career title, saved all three break points in the first set, but Pouille broke him twice in the second.