The top seed at Hamburg Open, Dominic Thiem falls to the Russian professional tennis player, Andrey Rublev 7-6(3), 7-6(5) in the quarterfinals of the German Open 2019. Rublev dismissed World Number four in one hour and 47 minutes. In 2018, Thiem lost to Nicolas Jarry in the last eight round of Hamburg.
Before today match, Thiem was undefeated against Rublev and he led by 2-0, and today the Austrian couldn’t maintain his unbeaten record against the 21-year-old Russian.
Biggest career win by ranking ✅
2nd career top 10 win ✅
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It’s one of the biggest victories in Rublev’s career as he eliminated tournament’s favorite face and it’s his second win over a top ten player. In the Hamburg semifinals, he will face Fabio Fognini or Pablo Carreno Busta. Rublev defeated the eight seed, Christian Garin and Casper Ruud before reaching the quarterfinals of the European Clay Open 2019.
In the opening set, there were four consecutive exchange of breaks and followed by some quality tennis. Dominic Thiem was 5-3 up in the opening set, Rublev came back with his forehand winners and sealed the first set.
Both then men continued with their relentless hitting, but Rublev came up with one of the best performances in his tennis career. Rublev blazed forehands constantly which were strenuous for Thiem to defend and he maintained the lead in the tiebreakers.
With dropping both the tiebreakers, the French Open finalist has just won five tiebreakers this year, out of the 14 he played. World Number four, Dominic Thiem made crucial errors in the tiebreaker and landed double-faulting in the second one.
It was the first tournament for Dominic Thiem after his opening-round loss at Wimbledon and now he will fly to Canada for the Rogers Cup event in Montreal. Last year, he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Canada Masters.
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The Frenchman, Jeremy Chardy is also out from the quarterfinals of Hamburg as he fell to the Georgian, Nikoloz Basilashvili.