Thiem to face Del Potro in turn four

Eighth seed Dominic Thiem looked rock-solid as he dispatched Frenchman Andy Mannarino in true sets during a US Open on Monday.

The Austrian, who turns 24 on Sunday, won 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to allege to a fourth turn during Flushing Meadows for a third time in 4 years.

Thiem has achieved unequivocally strongly on clay, reaching a semi-finals during Roland Garros twice, though is also some-more than able on tough courts.

With so many seeds already out of a tournament, and with so many withdrawing before a initial turn had even been hit, Thiem will no doubt be eyeing a career-best arrangement subsequent week, with a pretension positively not out of a question.

He moves on to face former champion Juan Martin Del Potro, who also finished a true sets win on a day, violence Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.

Juan Martin del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro

Thiem’s feat opposite 30th seed Mannarino was a flattering gentle one, interjection in vast partial to a glorious defensive display.

While Mannarino warranted 10 mangle points during a compare – 4 some-more than his competition – he could usually modify one of them. Thiem warranted only 6 chances to break, though won all though two.

He was also clever on attack, banishment 39 winners and 5 aces to hang adult a feat in a small over dual hours.

“I am flattering satisfied,” pronounced Thiem. “It was approach improved than a initial dual rounds. we don’t unequivocally like to play opposite him. He can harm me or it’s not unequivocally easy for me to get to my good shots opposite him, since he’s personification flat.

“The branch indicate was violation behind for 5-5 in a initial set, differently it would have been very, unequivocally complicated.

“For sure, by far, a best opening by me. Of march there is always room to improve, though it was unequivocally approach better, and we unequivocally like a feeling that it’s removing improved from compare to match. It’s required to urge a lot for a subsequent round.”

As for Del Potro he was even some-more autocratic in his win over Bautista-Agut.

The 24th seed struck 38 winners – accurately twice as many as his competition – and dismissed 14 aces to nil, converting 5 of 13 mangle indicate opportunities.

Del Potro has been on a prolonged quip route from injury, though will also be eyeing a second week during Flushing Meadows as an event to make a large statement.

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