Dominic Thiem (ATP-9) Sunday in New York for the first time in his career, qualified for the quarter-finals of the US Open. The Austrian, Monday, 25, beat the South African Kevin Anderson (ATP-5), last year finalist, in 2 hours and 37 minutes with a 7-5, 6-2, and 7-6 (7/2).
Thiem was no breakpunt and made only thirteen unforced errors. “I have saved properly, even if I can there is not a high-percentage submission (49 % of the loadings). But I have almost all the points won in the storage,” said Thiem.
It is only the second time in eight matches that Thiem Anderson could be wrong. The finalist of Roland-Garros, is into the quarter-finals of the US Open defending champion Rafael Nadal against. The Spaniard, who Thiem in the final of Roland-Garros, knocked, came as the winner out of a 3 hour and 2 minute duel with the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (ATP-37). The world number 1 won the fight in four sets: 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4.