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Dominic Thiem at the US Open to start against the tennis bully Public

Dominic Thiem at the US Open to start against the tennis bully Public

Dominic Thiem He faces a seed in the first round of the $65 million US Open. The unseeded Lower Austria player, who won the 2020 Grand Slam tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows, takes on the Kazakh No. 25. Alexander Bublik. Austria No. 1 Sebastian Offnerplaying against for the first time Nuno Borges. It’s rehearsal in preparation for the Davis Cup next September against Portugal.

If Offner manages to overcome the first hurdle, it will be very difficult for Styria: in all likelihood, he will meet Francis Tiafoe, No. 10. Because this is clearly the favorite in the US duel with Learner Tien (wildcard).

Question mark on Theme

Bublik is not a blank slate for Thiem. The only duel with the wily Kazakh, also known for his serves from below, was won by Thiem in four sets in 2019 in the second round of the French Open. If Thiem wins, he will play against Pedro Cashin (Argentina) or American Ben Shilton. But there is a question mark behind Thiem’s ​​health, who, according to his brother and coach Moritz Thiem, suffers from “a kind of gastritis”.

For the women, the draw held on Friday in the US borough of Queens resulted in his victory Julia Graber Formidable opponent in the first round. Austria’s senior team will meet a Chinese for the third time in a row, and again Wang Xiu.

Just last Monday, the Vorarlberg native defeated this player in the first round in Cleveland 6:3,6:4, but then lost to Zhou Lin. In case of victory, Grabher will play either against Russia’s No. 16 Veronica Kudermitua or Bernarda Pera (USA). For Grabher, this is the premiere in the main competition of the US Open.