Dimitrov drops out and Thiem advances to Winston Salem

Dimitrov drops out and Thiem advances to Winston Salem

Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem advanced after Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov retired after losing 0-6, 4-2 after 1 hour of play in the second round of the WTA 250 at Winston Salem. The world No. 231 will face either Fabio Fognini or Jack Draper in the quarter-finals.

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In this season, Dominique Thiem He returned to the circuit after an injury that sidelined him for several months. During his first matches, he accumulated defeats from the first rounds of the Challenger of Marbella, ATP of Belgrade, Estoril, Madrid, Rome, Geneva and at Roland Garros. Finally, in the Salzburg Challenger cut the losing streak, but fell again in the round of 16. However, he improved his performance, changed his mindset and achieved great results. The Austrian reached the quarter-finals in sufficient. Later, he reached the semi-finals of Gstaad already in the quarter-finals of Kitzbühel ATP. After leaving in Montreal and Cincinnatiin Winston Salem he ended up with a battle at the beginning about JJ Wolf.

Grigor Dimitrov remains in the Top 20 with a somewhat regular season. The best of 2022 for the Bulgarian was the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo ATP M1000. In addition, at the start of the season, he was among the top four in the Melbourne ATP 250. Among other excellent results, he reached the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells and Delray Beach ATP M1000. In his final weeks, he was dropped in the second round of Montreal and in the first round of Cincinnati.

Dimitrov can’t go on

After the first match where he escaped three break points, Grigor Dimitrov He displayed totally crushing tennis on his rival, especially being aggressive with his forehand. For its part, Dominique Thiem He couldn’t find any answers from the game, he didn’t know where to hurt himself, and the score was starting to slip away from him. Without much more analysis, the Bulgarian swept 6-0 in just 24 minutes.

In the second set, the Austrian managed to react and get out of the 0. However, Dimitrov started to feel discomfort in his leg to the point that he couldn’t move. In the fifth game, Thiem broke serve then held at 0 and the Bulgarian said enough and fell for 0-6, 4-2 in 1 hour.

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