Masters 1000 of Rome: Medvedev derails, Thiem passes close to elimination … What to remember from the fourth day

Fourth day in Rome. Austria’s Dominic Thiem struggled to enter his match on Wednesday 12 May on Central Court, but nevertheless qualified for the next round, unlike Daniil Medvedev, who had already been eliminated. Everything you need to remember from this day at the Masters 1000 in Rome.

Medvedev slips

Last week, he had to lose in three sets against Cristian Garin in his second game in Madrid. In Rome, Daniil Medvedev this time left the road, or rather the court, as soon as he entered the fray. The second in the world did not have it easy against Aslan Karatsev, a real revelation of this season.

27th in the world after starting the year 114th in the world, semi-finalist at the Australian Open, winner of Dubai, and striker of Diego Schwartzman last week in Madrid or Novak Djokovic in Belgrade the week before, the Russian scored a clear 6-2, 6-4 success. A setback which confirms the Russian’s lack of control on clay: 11 wins for 20 losses in his career on this surface.

Thiem passes close to elimination

Dominic Thiem was hot for his entry into the running in Rome. Facing a Marton Fucsovics, very solid and fair in his construction of points, he needed a set and a half to find loopholes in the Hungarian, unperturbed at the start of the meeting. At the end of a match of more than 2 hours, the Austrian tightened his level of play, especially in service and had to vary his shots to make Fucsovics waver.

In lack of sensation at the start of the game, Thiem was able to return the end of the match, he who went two points from elimination (3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0). In a renewed sense of feeling and confidence, Thiem regained his blows in the third set and broke free to finally gain the upper hand over his opponent. “It was a mtight atch especially in the second set “, reacted after the game Dominic Thiem. “I knew it was going to be tough against a formidable player. I’ve had a little hard to settle at the beginning but I struggled during the whole match. It was played a few inches away and I was rewarded. He is talways hard to ensure the transition between Madrid and Rome, especially if we played well in Madrid “, added the Austrian who will meet an Italian in the next round, Gianluca Mager or Lorenzo Sonego, who defeated Gaël Monfils.

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