Thiem surpasses his debut at Estoril and will challenge Gasquet

Thiem surpasses his debut at Estoril and will challenge Gasquet
Thiem surpasses his debut at Estoril and will challenge Gasquet
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Estoril (Portugal) – After doubting his participation in the ATP 250 in Estoril, because of physical problems, Austrian Dominic Thiem managed to overcome his debut in the tournament. This Monday, he had a hard time, but he got the better of German Maximilian Marterer in a battle of three sets and 2h14 duration, scoring splits of 6/1, 6/7 (3-7) and 6/4.

In the second round on Portuguese clay, Thiem will face French veteran Richard Gasquet, who enters the dispute advanced as a lucky loser in place of the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, seeded number 4. They have already faced each other five times, the Austrian lost the first two and won the last three, the most recent of which was last year in Monte Carlo.

Current 91st in the world, the 30-year-old Austrian has been fighting to regain his best tennis after a wrist injury he suffered in 2021. In the duel with Marterer, he started very well and won the first four games of the dispute, with two consecutive breaks, beating his rival’s serve once again to close the set and go 1-0 up on the scoreboard.

Marterer equalized things in the second half, opening 3/1, being broken back in the eighth game and only managing to tie the match in the tiebreak. The decision then went to the third set, which was also balanced and started with a break on each side. Thiem scored another break in the fifth game and went with it until the end to win just his fifth game of the season.

Another veteran on the circuit, Spaniard Roberto Bautista, also opened his campaign this Monday, surprising the sixth favorite, Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, with a victory in straight sets, with scores of 6/1 and 7/5. In the second round, he will face the winner of the match between German Daniel Altmaier and Spanish Pedro Martinez.


The article is in Portuguese

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