Thiem eliminated in quarter at Bastad

Austrian Dominic Thiem, who fell to 339th place in the world, lost Friday in the quarter-finals of the ATP 250 tournament in Bastad but left Swedish clay with the satisfaction of having chained for the first time in more than one a two tier wins. The former world No.3, winner of the US Open in 2020 and double finalist at Roland-Garros (2018, 2019), was beaten by the Argentinian Sebastian Baez, 34th in the world, in three sets 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4.

Before arriving in Bastad, Thiem, long injured in the right wrist, had not won a single match on the main circuit for fourteen months and a victory in the first round of the Rome tournament against the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in May 2021. having beaten Finland’s Emil Ruusuvuori (43rd in the world) in the first round of the Swedish clay court tournament, he defeated Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut (20th) in the next round. His 21-year-old Argentine executioner will face the Russian Andrey Rublev or the Serbian Laslo Djere on Saturday. The other half? Francisco Cerundolo against Pablo Carreno.

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