‘I played a horrible game,’ admits Dominic Thiem as he suffers major shock ahead of US Open
Dominic Thiem suffered a major humbling ahead of the US Open after he lost in dismal fashion at the Western and Southern Open on Monday.
The Austrian is the highly tipped to be the man bets positioned to take advantage of the absences of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at Flushing Meadows later this month.
However, those ambitions looked light years away as he sank to a remarkable 6-2, 6-1 defeat to Filip Krajinovic.
The Austrian was able to win just two points on the Serbian’s serve and knows he will need a significant improvement at the US Open.
“It was just a horrible game by myself,” Dominic Thiem said after the match. “I didn’t play well at all, didn’t get any rhythm.
“I had really troubles with returning.”
It was a different story for 32nd-ranked Krajinovic who was understandably thrilled with his night’s work.
“I think I started really well today. I was aggressive and I’m really happy that I’m in the third round.”
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