Austria's Thiem defeated Spain's Jaume Munar 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4.
Thiem lost to Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open this year
Dainik BhaskarFeb 21, 2020, 11:49 AM IST Sports Desk. Austrian star tennis player Dominique Thiem reached the quarter-finals of the Rio Open. On Friday, they defeated Spain's Jaume Munar 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4. The match between the two lasted for 2 hours 41 minutes. In the next round, the top seed Thiem will take on Gianluca Mageer of Italy. With this win, Thiem rose to third place in the ATP rankings.
Thiem reached the final of the Australian Open this year. There he was defeated by Novak Djokovic of Serbia. "I didn't play my best tennis, but it was enough," Thiem said after the match. Thiem was injured on Wednesday. He suffered a knee injury. However, he looked fully fit in the match.
Big news, tennis fans … If @ThiemDomi wins his @RioOpenOficial quarter-final, he will reach no. 3 in the @FedEx ATP Rankings on Monday 👀 pic.twitter.com/tbJ3ZrduY0
– ATP Tour (@atptour) February 21, 2020
Second-seeded Dusan Lajovic was out, on the other hand, Mageer defeated João Domingues of Portugal 6-3, 7-6 (5). At the same time, Dusan Lajovic of Serbia was defeated by Lorenzo Sonego of Italy. Sonego defeated Lajovich 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). In the quarter-finals, they will face fifth seeded Bornea Korich of Croatia. Korich defeated Brazil's Thiao Siboth 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (5).