“We’ve always played close matches: Thiem after threshing down Frenchman Mannarino


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“We’ve always played close matches: Thiem after threshing down Frenchman Mannarino

On Tuesday (January 21st), Dominic Thiem, the talented aggressive baseliner, whom the Roland Garros had described as an “heir to the throne,” had overpowered the 31-year-old Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 to hold forth into the second round of the 2020 Australian Open where the Austrian 5th Seed with a heavy forehand alongside a fearsome single-handed backhand, would take on the 27-year-old Aussie Alex Bolt.

In point of fact, the world’s No. 5, 26-year-old Dominic Thiem, long-cherished for his penetrating and powerful groundstrokes, both cross-courts and down-the-lines, had beaten the 31-year-old Frenchman over all seven of their ATP head-to-head clashes, while alongside Tuesday’s tattering smash, the Austrian fifth Seed had extended his tally eight to nil with a solid victory.

Meanwhile, ahead of his second-round match scheduled to take place on Thursday (January 23rd) against the left-handed Australian underdog, 27-year-old Bolt, praising the Frenchman who gave him some good fights on prior occasions, the unwavering 26-year-old Austrian said in an on-court interview on Tuesday, “The last time I played against him was here [in Melbourne] two years ago.

We’ve always played close matches. He’s a very talented player, so I’m happy to be through to the second round. ”