Aussie Alex de Minaur is through to his first Grand Slam Quarterfinal after taking down Vasek Pospisil in straight sets. Next,0 he will be up against the 2nd seeded and now considered favourite after Novak’s exit Dominic Thiem on Wednesday.
Second-seeded Thiem took just 2 hours and 7 minutes to demolish the highly rated Canadian, Auger-Aliassime in straight sets 7-6,6-1,6-1.
Dominic Thiem vs Alex de Minaur: Preview
Dominic Thiem will be locking horns against the promising Aussie, Minaur on Wednesday. Minaur, the 21st seeded Aussie has had a dream run at the US Open 2020 this year, beating the 11th seeded Kachenov in a tough 5 setter in the 3rd round. He is certainly a threat to Thiem who is chasing his maiden Grand Slam Title.
Thiem relatively as had a very straightforward tournament dropping just one set on his way into the last 8 against Marin Cilic while comfortably winnings others in straight sets. Thiem has put the disappointment at the Cincinnati Masters behind him when he lost in the first round to the Serbian Krajinović and bounced back at the US Open.
Minaur has had a terrific couple of weeks after he wen the Men’s Doubles at Cincinnati Masters alongside the Spaniard and another Quarterfinalist at this year’s US Open, Pablo Carreno Busta.
Dominic Thiem vs Alex de Minaur: Head to Head
Thiem and Minaur have not been up against each other many times but on both occasions, they have played Thiem has got the better of the Australian and leads 2-0 in head to head. They played against each other in the first round in the 2017 US Open where Thiem comfortably got past Minaur in 3 straight sets 6-4,6-1,6-1.
Dominic Thiem vs Alex de Minaur: Prediction
Though, Alex Minaur is probably in the form of his life and looking more dangerous than ever, Thiem is certainly the favourite to progress into the semi-finals where he will be up against the winner of another Nextgen battle involving Medvedev and Rublev, an all Russian Battle. Thiem’s composure will be certainly be tested against the Aussie who has shown this tournament that he is well capable of pulling off an upset.
Prediction – Thiem to win in 3 hardfought straight sets.