Led two sets to zero against Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem overthrew the Australian player to win and reach the round of 16. The game was marked by a hot atmosphere at the John Cain Arena. One last thrill before the five-day confinement.
Nick Kyrgios offered a last thrill to the Australian public this Friday, before the five-day confinement decreed in Melbourne, but he fell in five sets against Dominic Thiem (4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 , 6-4). The world number 3 turned the situation around after falling behind two sets to zero.
Exceptional in the first two sets, Nick Kyrgios then sank. Little by little worn out by Dominic Thiem, the Australian was more and more imprecise. However, everything had started well from the first game, with an entry break for the whimsical Australian, haranguing the boiling audience of the John Cain Arena.
Thanks to this entry break, Nick Kyrgios did not bat an eyelid then to pocket the first set. The second set ended in the same way, with a successful break by the Australian and solidity in service.
A boiling audience before the reconfinement
Ensuring the show, Nick Kyrgios even spent a spoon service to afford the second round. Dominated by Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem had to wait for the start of the third set to get a first break point. But with a touch of madness and success, Nick Kyrgios first averted the danger. Before tensing up a bit, then leaving the break to Thiem.
Completely jostled by the very offensive play of Nick Kyrgios in the first two sets, Dominic Thiem regained the upper hand to restore hope with the victory of the 3rd set. Nick Kyrgios appeared more and more annoyed by this reversal of the situation. Even though he saved two break points at 4-4 in the 4th set, Kyrgios flinched, being dragged into a decisive fifth set.
Author of a last break at 3-3 in the fifth set, Dominic Thiem showed consistency to triumph, against Nick Kyrgios who relied only on his service or almost to compete. In the next round, Dominic Thiem will find Grigor Dimitrov. But without the audience this time.