Thiem has won eight titles on clay, one on the outdoor hard court (2016 Acapulco), one on grass (2016 Stuttgart) and presently indoor hard court. The top-seeded Thiem blew open a 3-all halt impacting through 10 of the ultimate 11 diversions wrapping up a commanding 68-minute victory. A brilliant running forehand flick made a difference Thiem hold for 4-1. Swinging openly, Thiem specked the standard with a drive taking off a flat-footed Klizan gazing at the spot and trusting for a Hawk-Eye over-rule. The replay appeared the ball touched the line as Thiem broke for 5-1. When Klizan cruised a rowdy forehand, Thiem was St. Petersburg champion. Empowered by a seven-game surge Thiem smashed Martin Klizan, 6-3, 6-1, raging to his, to begin with, career indoor title at the St. Petersburg Open.
"The matches I misplaced to him were near," Thiem said. "It's 7-6 within the third and 7-5 within the third so truly near and I continuously had great chances. I found a great spot here in St. Petersburg to defeat him for the primary time. It's an awfully decent competition and to begin with title inside, so it's a really uncommon day for me." The French Open finalist said after his elimination round win over Roberto Bautista Agut, he played to observe a video of his past matches with Klizan. Serving with precision and smacking his forehand with desire, Thiem more than once harmed Klizan driving his forehand to the left-hander's strike. Halted at 3-all, Thiem lifted his level and a troubled Klizan might not keep up.
"I think the match was intense within the starting," Thiem said. "It was truly near. He was playing well, hitting a part of victors, serving well and I think with the primary break I did I put the match in my direction. "I too think that he had a few physical issues since of the extreme matches he had amid the week and I was remaining exceptionally centred from the starting to the end. Of course, I'm exceptionally cheerful and it's a really extraordinary minute for me."