Dominic Thiem (ATP-7) was Wednesday surprisingly eliminated in the second round of the ATP tournament in German Halle (grass/1.983.595 euro). The Austrian, the third seed, lost to the Japanese Yuichi Sugita (ATP-52) with 6-2 and 7-5. The match lasted one hour and 29 minutes.
In the quarter-finals take the 29-year-old Sugita against American Denis Kudla (ATP 109). Who defeated earlier in the day the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (ATP-35) with 6-3 and 6-4.
Also last year, Thiem in Halle, germany already beaten in the second round. The 24-year-old Austrian is not the first big name, which quickly was killed in action in Halle, germany. Tuesday was the German second seed Alexander Zverev (ATP-3) are already eliminated in the first round by the Croatian Borna Coric (ATP-34). Thus it appears the road to the final victory open for the Swiss number one in the world Roger Federer. The 36-year-old Federer, who is in Halle, his title defends, takes the Thursday in his second round against Frenchman Benoit Paire (ATP-48).