New York, August 31
Dominic Thiem had a nightmarish begin to his US Open preparations when he was bundled out in his first match of the Western & Southern Open final week however the world No. three is assured he can flip issues round in time for the Grand Slam. The Austrian is seeded second at Flushing Meadows within the absence of Rafa Nadal and is predicted to pose the strongest problem for top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who beat Thiem in a five-set thriller on this yr’s Australian Open last.
Thiem, nonetheless, managed to win simply three video games in his second-round match towards Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic on the Western & Southern Open after getting a first-round bye. “Things like that, matches like that, are happening. I didn’t have my best day. That’s how that result came,” he mentioned. “I know about my strength. I know things can change very quickly. Well, I hope that I do better at the Open.”
Thiem, who was additionally a finalist on the final two French Opens, begins his US Open marketing campaign tomorrow towards Spaniard Jaume Munar. — Reuters
VONDROUSOVA FIRST TO ADVANCE TO SECOND ROUND
Czech Republic’s 12th seed Marketa Vondrousova turned the primary participant to win a match on the US Open this yr after she beat Greet Minnen 6-1 6-4. Vondrousova, 21, broke her Belgian opponent 4 occasions and fired 16 winners to wrap up the match in simply 63 minutes to advance to the second spherical.