Dominic Thiem didn’t take too long to dispatch of his opponent in the round of the last 16, beating Cristian Garin from Chile in 65 minutes 6-3, 6-2.
Thiem got off to a perfect start, breaking Garin’s serve for a quick 2-0 lead never looking back. He missed out on two more breakpoints at 4-1, but that didn’t matter in the long run, as the set stayed on serve with Thiem winning it 6-3.
The Austrian only struggled a little bit at the beginning of the second set but ultimately proved to be the better player. He broke Garin for a 3-2 lead and doubled that up for a 5-2 lead. Thiem then served out the match easily.
Next opponent Rublev
In the quarter finals on Friday, Thiem will meet Russian Andrey Rublev for who he has only the greatest amount of respect. “He is one of my favorite players on the tour and we practice a lot together. He has just broken into the top 10 but for me right now he is one of the five best players.”
Dimitrov eliminates Tsitsipas
In the final match of the day, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov rallied to a 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3 win over the world’s number 5, Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece.