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Lucas Pouille beats Dominic Thiem to win Moselle Open and first ATP title

Lucas Pouille won his first career title by beating Dominic Thiem in the Moselle Open final.
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METZ, France (AP) — 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% 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.