Dominic Thiem reached the round of 16 at the ATP 250 Tennis Tournament in Tel Aviv. The lower Austrian, who has a wild card, won on Monday the opening round against Serbian Laszlo Djerjee after 2:42 minutes and a tough 5:7, 7:6 (3), 6:4 match and now scores in the match. In the round of 16 on the young Croatian Marin Cilic, who bid him farewell at the start.
In the first set, Djeer cut the first half to make it 2-1, and Tim tied to make it 4-4. With a score of 5:5, the former US Open winner gave his opponent two overclocking opportunities with a double fault – the first he saved with a header, and the second he used Djerry with an amazing comeback. Then he served world number 72. To 7:5 out.
As a result, Tim broke the break 3-1 in the second set thanks to Djeer’s active assist. The Serbian made three double faults in this match. A little later, Tim allowed the break to 4:4 with some non-forced errors. Serving continued into the tiebreak, with Tim using the first set ball thanks to another double fault by Djeer.
In the deciding set, Thiem grabbed the Serb in a ten-minute match with a sixth break chance to make it 2-1 and worked to make it 6-4. “It was a complex challenge. In the end it was all about winning the long rallies,” said the world number 173. After the premiere in Tel Aviv.