St. Petersburg Open—St. Petersburg, Russia
Top seed Dominic Thiem captured his 11th career ATP World Tour title and third of the season on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia, defeating Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-1.
Thiem, who most recently lost an epic five-set encounter to world No. 1 Rafael Nadal during the quarterfinals of the US Open, imposed himself early in the encounter against his lower-ranked opponent. Winning 86 percent of his first serve points and striking three aces, Thiem broke serve on four occasions and never lost his own delivery.
Klizan, who was attempting to win his seventh career title and second of 2018, hit four aces during the one hour and eight minute encounter.
Moselle Open—Metz, France
Home country favorite Gilles Simon nabbed his 14th career title on the ATP World Tour on Sunday, dismissing German Matthias Bachinger 7-6(2), 6-1.
Using his consistent baseline game to great effect, Simon struck 10 aces and won 85 percent of his first serve points. Losing a break lead in the first set at 4-3, Simon quickly recovered to win the tiebreaker in easy fashion.
Bachinger, who was playing in his first Tour level final, defeated top seed Kei Nishikori in the semifinals.
Simon also won the title in Pune, India to start the season.