Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem is happy and satisfied with his week so far in Hamburg. Thiem, seeded at No. 1, beat Hungary's Marton Fucsovics 7-5 6-1 to progress into the Hamburg round-of-16. The Austrian hasn't yet lost a set in Hamburg this week as he kicked off his campaign with a straight-set over clay-court specialist Pablo Cuevas.
"I'm going off the court with a good feeling. Beat two very good opponets so far this week," Thiem said after beating Fucsovics, as revealed by Jose Morgado on Twitter. Fucsovics failed to convert a break point in the opening game of the match but also saved a break point in the following game.
Thiem kept pressing but Fucsovics saved four break points in the fourth game and one more in the sixth game before he saved a set point in the 10th game. Thiem struggled with Fucsovics' resilience for the majority of the first set but then won seven games in a row to take a comfortable 7-5 5-0 lead.
Fucsovics served out the sixth game to avoid a bagel but Thiem routinely served out for the match in the following game. World No. 4 Thiem plays next against Andrey Rublev. "Looking forward to 'Rublo' He is a great player," Thiem insisted.