Thiem pleased with perfect week

19 February 2018 03:20:42 EST

Dominic Thiem was delighted to have finished the job off in style by winning the Argentina Open for a second time, not dropping a single set in the process.

The 24-year-old Austrian had been without a tournament victory since the Rio Open almost exactly a year ago, but he ended that drought with a comprehensive 6-2 6-4 victory over Aljaz Bedene in the Argentinian capital.

I wanted to win the title and any other result would not have been good.

Dominic Thiem

And Thiem was thrilled with his excellent form throughout the week, telling the official ATP Tour website: "When you win a tournament it's good news, because we're used to losing more than winning.

"It was my goal before starting the week and it is incredible to have achieved it. I love playing on clay.

"I wanted to win the title and any other result would not have been good. It had almost been a year since my last title, so it was time for me to do it again."

Thiem, a semi-finalist in both 2016 and 2017, is 8/1 to win the French Open this year, with Rafael Nadal 2/5 and Novak Djokovic 10/1.

Meanwhile, US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson was also a happy man after winning the New York Open title by seeing off home hope Sam Querrey 4-6 6-3 7-6.

Anderson's most recent success came back in August 2015, since when he has lost in three finals, including at the Maharashtra Open In India last month.

The South African added: "I have been runner-up quite a few times in my career. One of the big goals I had for this year was to try to be a bit more successful in that final stage.

"I fell a little short earlier this year in India and it feels great to come through and get this win - it gives me a lot of confidence for the year."

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