Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was defeated by Austrian top seed Dominic Thiem, missing his chance to win the China Open final in the men’s single in Beijing on Sunday.

Thiem managed to win the game in full sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in two hours and 13 minutes, leaving the court victorious and putting the Greek player behind.

Following his opponent’s solid win, Tsitsipas praised Thiem. “Dominic is tough, he doesn’t let people win,” Tsitsipas told Metro UK.

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“He always finds solutions to somehow get it. He actually deserves it a lot so congrats to him and his team for putting the effort and doing a good job.”

Thiem took home $US733,990 dollars in prize money and 500 ATP points with the win, while Tsitsipas will pocket 300 ATP points and $US364,615.