Thiem’s first win, China Open 2019

Dominic Thiem recorded his first win over Richard Gasquest 6-4, 6-1, in an 82-minute match at the China Open 2019. The Austrian top tennis player lost in his previous 2 games against Gasquest in 2015 at Swiss Indoors Basel and 2017 at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

He said:
“I was ready from the first point on, as I have had a lot of trouble from him in the past,I tried to avoid that today, I felt great from the first practice and it’s great to get my first win in Beijing. It’s one of the strongest tournaments, you can lose every match, but I was very good today.”

The next Thiem will face is Chinese Zhizhen Zhang.

So far this season, the 26-year-old Thiem has won 2nd place at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (opposite Federer), Barcelona Open Open Bank Sabadel (against Medvedev) and Generali Open in Kitzbuhel (opposite Ramos- Vinolas).


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