Thiem likes to step out of the shadows again when working at night

It was very relaxing Dominic Thiem He won a match at Grand Slam level late last summer, the first time since his comeback in March 2022. The Lower Austrian defeated Kazakh Alexander Publik at the US Open after a total of six opening defeats before he had to withdraw in the second round against American young star Ben Shelton due to stomach problems. And that too after a good performance.

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If Thiem wants a version of the US Open to be remembered, 2020 will be better than the one he was on his way to winning. Felix Auger-Aliassime attacked The Canadian is in Melbourne on Monday The second was the night session in the great court (Court, also known as Margaret Court-Court). First round counter (2nd match after 9am. CET/live ServusTV).

However, numbers are not necessary for the Lower Austrian: Thiem is ranked 94th, Auger-Aliassim is ranked 27th, so is naturally seeded, but he was already in the top ten. Last year he salvaged a chaotic season with a title in Basel, and the five-times winner hasn't looked entirely fit lately.

“The match against Rafa was interesting”

Thiem was not currently fighting his enemies; He has been very busy for the past few months. At least he's feeling better at the moment, he's been preparing for some time in Melbourne after his loss to Rafael Nadal in Brisbane, so he's getting used to it. “I had good preparation, trained well and had no physical problems. The match in Brisbane where I qualified was good. And the match against Rafa Nadal was very interesting.

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There will be no prizes from Auger-Aliazim, but from the organizer. It's Themes Tenth appearance at “Happy Slam”.Before Ten years He celebrated his debut here (as a qualifier he went to the second round). He also has good memories: four years ago he lost to Novak Djokovic in the final after five sets.

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