World No. 4 and 3rd seed Dominic Thiem will be up against American veteran World No. 39 John Isner in the quarter-finals of the ATP Madrid Open 2021.
- Tournament: ATP Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Dominic Thiem vs John Isner
- Round: Quarter-Finals
- Date: 7th May, 2021
- Prize Money: €58,370
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Dominic Thiem vs John Isner : Preview
Dominic Thiem moves into the 2nd quarter-final of the season with his straight set victories in the 2nd and 3rd round after receiving bye in the first round. The Austrian was on a long break after his R32 defeat in the Dubai Open back in March,2021. Thiem is making his Clay debut at the ongoing Madrid Open and will be looking to go deep in the tournament.
John Isner has made a great start to the 2021 season playing in the last stages of all tournaments consistently. He is however yet to win a title this year, but this will be his 2nd quarter-final appearance of the season. He comes to Madrid from the Miami Masters and is making his Clay debut as well at Madrid. He sets up this tie on the back of two crunchy 3-setters after a straight set victory in first round.
Dominic Thiem vs John Isner : Head to Head
The duo have met thrice on the tour with their last meeting taking place in 2017. Dominic has won twice which includes a win on the Clay that happened in 2015. Dominic Thiem leads the head-to-head tie 2-1 going into the match.
Dominic Thiem vs John Isner : Prediction
John Isner has been splendid in the tournament by winning two crunchy three setters on the back of his big first serve and vast experience taking the games deep and winning the important moments. While Thiem is making his comeback after nearly 2 months out, Isner has a really good chance but Thiem’s swiftness and explosive forehand and single handed backhand can change the match.
Prediction: Dominic Thiem to win in 3-sets.