Dominic Thiem wins Argentina Open to take 4th career singles title

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Dominic Thiem defeated Nicolas Almagro of Spain 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (4) to win the Argentina Open on Sunday and claim his fourth ATP singles title.

The 22-year-old Austrian reached the final after beating former No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Nadal won this event a year ago and was once nearly unbeatable on clay.

Thiem has won all of his titles on clay. He is ranked No. 19 by the ATP.

The Latin American clay-court season moves to Rio de Janeiro on Monday for a combined ATP and WTA event.