MERCEDES CUP—STUTTGART, GERMANY
Austrian sensation Dominic Thiem won his fourth title of the 2016 on Monday in Stuttgart, defeating hometown favourite Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4.
In a match that latest two days because of rain on Sunday, Thiem rebounded after losing the first set by using his forehand and backhand from the back of the court. Winning titles on grass, clay and hard-courts this year, Thiem is currently ranked No. 7 in the world and will next see action at the Halle event in Germany.
RICOH OPEN—S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NETHERLANDS
Wild card Nicolas Mahut defended his title at the Ricoh Open on Monday, dismissing Gilles Muller 6-4, 6-4 in the Netherlands. Needing two days to complete the match because of rain on Sunday, Mahut used his potent serve and volley offence to win 72 percent of his first serve points, while winning all three of his break point chances. Improving to 2-0 against Muller in lifetime meetings, Mahut has now won four titles during his career, all of which have come on grass courts.