Thiem Stunned Already In Second Match In Gstaad By Medjedovic

Thiem Stunned Already In Second Match In Gstaad By Medjedovic

by Evita Mueller

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Dominic Thiem's return to clay courts didn't last longer than two matches as the Austrian was beaten in his second match at the 2023 Swiss Open.

Dominic Thiem had a really solid outing at Wimbledon almost beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round but ultimately the Greek prevailed in five sets. His next event was the Swiss Open in Gstaad where he made a winning start by beating a very solid player in the first round.

He was hoping to keep that momentum going but ultimately stumbled in his next match against rising tennis prodigy Hamad Medjedovic. The Serbian played a really strong match to defeat Thiem after 3 competitive sets.

The first one was a very close one as the Serbian cruised through his games without any problems. He didn't allow a single break point while converting one late to take the set 7-5. It wasn't a bad set from Thiem but his inability to win a point on his second serve was concerning.

He didn't improve in that regard in the second set but rather found solutions on return that allowed him to break Medjedovic a couple of times. He would ultimately take the second set comfortably 6-2. Many expected Thiem to completely turn around the match yet it didn't happen as he produced a rather lacklustre showing in the final set.

He once again struggled on his second serve but the problem this time around was his inability to win the crucial rallies. He lost his serve early falling behind 0-3 but had a great chance at 5-3 to break back and extend the match. He was up 40-0 on the serve of Medjedovic losing three points in a row to fail to conver the break point chances.

He would have one more but failed to conver that one too and ultimately Medjedovic converted his first match point for the huge upset win. The final score was 7-5 2-6 6-3 for the Serbian.


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