Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (10-9), 6-4 on Sunday to win a fifth title at the Madrid Masters.
The trophy marks the third clay honor of the spring for the Spaniard, who claimed a tenth trophy each at Monte Carlo and Barcelona since mid-April.
Thiem was attempting a first Masters 1000 title.
The pair battled for more than an hour and 15 minutes to decide the opening set, which ended in a tiebreaker after number of momentum shifts.
The Spaniard established early superiority in the second set, breaking Thiem in the opening game to eventually improve his record to 3-1 over the upcoming Austrian.
Nadal notched is 71st career trophy and 52nd title on his preferred clay; he stands 15-0 on the surface in 2017. He won his 34th match of the season against five defeats.
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