The only question is, is Dominic’s energy used out or can he continue his today’s game?
We will see tomorrow, not before 16.00 CEST on Manolo Santana
He could 🙂
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What a different tactic. And just perfect for the opponent. In the match against Rafa the goal was to attack his forehand and not let him prepare the winner with his precise backhands. For this must have played staying on the baseline or inside the court, to additionally reach angles requiring Rafa to chase balls and hit from non-comfortable positions.
In this match the goal was to disarm the big serve of Anderson. And look for stats: Thiem 5 aces for the match, Anderson 4 (!!!) aces for the match, while Anderson hit 24 aces in QF against Lajovic.
Then showing rock-solid mental strength in holding own serve. When serving for first set, Thiem was 0:40 and until 40:40 all first serves were faults, so he needed to save 3 breaks, all on second serve. He did. Hey guys, who can’t stop with requiring Thiem to replace Bresnik and to take a mental coach. What do you think?
After the first set was home, Thiem did play more relaxed and unleashed more of his weaponry. Hard topspin fore- and backhands mixed with lots of excellent dropshots.
With this game Thiem can dominate the tour. This year a virus in Doha and ankle injury robbed him many matches and maybe one or two big titles.
Don’t be tempted to think, Dominic will play like this until London. But big moments will be there. Not only on clay.
Updated 12.05.2018, 20:50
It seems, Galo Blanco is a perfect match to help Dominic with implementing his big shot diversity and quality in matches, using the right tactics. Thank you, Galo Blanco 🙂
Updated 12.05.2018, 20:55
Moments – set 1.
Updated 12.05.2018, 22:13
Moments – set 2.
Updated 13.05.2018, 10:11
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