Thiem Molcan Argentina Open

Thiem won for the first time in Buenos Aires


Dominic Thiem took a giant step by defeating Slovakian Alex Molcan in straight sets (7-6(4), 6-3) in his Argentina Open first round duel. The Austrian will be the competitor of the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas in the next stage.

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A great game to bring down the curtain on Tuesday at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. Dominic Thiem He was returning to Buenos Aires for the fourth time in his career, having reached at least one semi-final in 2019, in addition to a double title in 2016 and 2018. The Austrian had been looking for his first victory. season, and what better than to try it in a place where he has always felt comfortable. by your side, Alex Molcan Entering the tournament as the seventh seed, he was on the verge of an intact, albeit very difficult, first ATP title, having lost three finals between the last two seasons. Since he started working with Marian Vajda as a coach, the Slovak has managed to become a player in the top 50 or 60 in the world.

Thiem, second

Very good level from the start of the game, with two players who invest in an attacking game but have no problem moving a few balls to keep each point. The games progressed quite quickly, and Molcan had only one break point in the first ten sets of the match. The long-awaited first break came in favor of Dominic, who took a 6-5 lead and seemed to be in control. However, Slovakia recovered the break immediately to take things to a tiebreak. In the draw, Thiem won 7-4 and took an important step to victory.

A similar trend in the second set as Molcan showed signs of being a very serious player, not demoralizing after losing the first set. The difference would come again at a fundamental moment when the Slovakian offered 3-4 to level the score. Massú’s student sealed his victory with a 6-3 final that left no doubt..

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