Dominic Thiem, 3rd seed at the French Open 2020 breezed past Casper Ruud in the 3rd round in straight sets. The Austrian booked his place in the last 16 where he will face the talented Frenchman, Hugo Gaston who downed Stan Wawrinka in 5 sets in the 3rd round. Thiem has been improving his level of tennis with every match he is playing and will need to produce another top performance to defeat Gaston in Round 4 on Sunday.
Dominic Thiem vs Hugo Gaston: Match Preview
Dominic Thiem, US Open 2020 champion has played exceptional tennis so far this tournament having already beaten a few top players in the opening 3 rounds. Thiem, 2018 and 2019 French Open runner-up started off defeating Marin Cilic in straight sets in the 1st round. The Austrian defeated Jack Sock in Round 2 before breezing past a tough opponent, Casper Ruud in Round 3. He has been handed a tough draw at the French Open this year, but the 3rd seed has made easy work of his first 3 round opponents so far.
Hugo Gaston, 20 year old Frenchman playing his home slam has caught everyone’s attention this week. He defeated Maxime Janvier in Round 2, before defeating Y.Nishioka in 4 sets in the 2nd round. The youngster had the victory of his career so far as he defeated Stan Wawrinka in a 5 set thriller in Round 3, winning the 5th set by a scoreline of 6-0.
Dominic Thiem vs Hugo Gaston: Head-to-Head
The duo have never faced off against each other before and their current head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Dominic Thiem vs Hugo Gaston: Match Prediction
World number 3, Dominic Thiem displayed a masterclass performance as he defeated the in-form Casper Ruud in straight sets in the 3rd round. He has been getting better with every match and is certainly a top contender for the French Open title. His opponent, ranked 239 in the world has impressed the tennis world with his amazing performances at the French Open. However, Thiem will prove to be a tougher challenge for the Frenchman given the Austrian’s prowess on clay. The world number 3 is expected to end Gaston’s run in Paris and reach the last 8.
Match Prediction: Dominic Thiem to defeat Hugo Gaston in straight sets.