2019 Vienna ATP 500 F: [1]Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs [5]Diego Schwartzman (ARG)

Who wins?


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James P

G.O.A.T.
Dominic Thiem has managed to salvage his season since the US Open. He's now won 11 of his last 12 matches, winning in Beijing and getting to the quarterfinals at Shanghai. Thiem is in his 24th career final (6th of 2019) and in his 6th career 500 level final (3rd in 2019, won previous 2 in Barcelona and Beijing). Diego Schwartzman has had a solid 2019. He's in his 7th career final (3rd of 2019) and in his 2nd career 500 level final (won Rio in 2018). How will this one play out?
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
This year Thiem has broken in games 18% of the time, and Diego around 31% of the time. So it's all about the Diego serve. Thiem's return game is better than that right now, but that's the basic picture. Diego breaks like Murray, Novak and Nadal, or close to it, so it's all about his comparatively weak serve and how he backs it up.

I think this could be close if Theim is tentative and spends too much time way behind the baseline.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
These two are quite similar. They'll both be serving some mildly mediocre bashing on the unimportant points and some curious clutch-choke two-punch-yourself-in-the-face combos on the points that matter. He who chokes less after the 6th game of each set should unintentionally win this one. Probably Tim but idc...

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Vamos Rafa Nadal

Guest
I love both players but I am rooting for Dom and think he will this one easily in 2 sets :)
 

flyingboris

Legend
and that was a beautiful pass!

Edit: ...by Diego to break once again in the fifth game. Pretty awesome lob-dropshot combo by Thiem at the start of the sixth game.
 

King_ Zeglan12

Professional
He and Thiem have two doubles finals together believe it or not.

Thiem is getting a tad too imperious with his shot selection (going for too much). Needs to watch it or he'll break himself quickly.:sick:
Yeah.. Sometimes Thiem tries to win using just brute power..
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Thiem keeping pace with Federe this week needs a great off clay season to pass him for #4 for clay season.:sick:
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
So happy with Dominic! 5th title of the season! Both home events won now! What an autumn after disappointing USO! Anyone more wants to say he can't play on hard court? :)
Another indoor hard court title to go with two 500's and a 1000 on outdoor hard.o_O
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
He has 1,000 points to defend at IW. Of course Fed has 1600 points to defend at IW and Miami.
The tally dropping those off is Fred 3920, Tim 3890. Thiem has to out perform Federer between now and clay season; no easy task.:sick:
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Thiem finally lands his biggest home title at his 10th attempt and in his 1st ever final in Vienna. He becomes the 1st Austrian to win the title since Melzer beat Haider-Maurer in an All-Austrian title clash in 2010.

This is his 16th ATP title, 5th this season, 5th at 500 level, 3rd at that level this season (along with Barcelona and Beijing) and 2nd this season on home soil (after Kitzbühel). He currently hold the record for number of titles won this season and ties Wawrinka in joint 8th position on the list of active title holders.
 
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bjsnider

Hall of Fame
This year Thiem has broken in games 18% of the time, and Diego around 31% of the time. So it's all about the Diego serve. Thiem's return game is better than that right now, but that's the basic picture. Diego breaks like Murray, Novak and Nadal, or close to it, so it's all about his comparatively weak serve and how he backs it up.

I think this could be close if Theim is tentative and spends too much time way behind the baseline.
That describes the first set. Thiem's return game still has a way to go before it becomes a threat though.
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
That describes the first set. Thiem's return game still has a way to go before it becomes a threat though.
I saw the first set, but then the match was switched over to Basel, and after watching that I did not even try to see the other because it is so annoying to be interrupted that way. The only time you can depend on seeing a match is when it's something like a M1000, where logically there will be only one final and a couple of SFs at the same event.
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
I saw the first set, but then the match was switched over to Basel, and after watching that I did not even try to see the other because it is so annoying to be interrupted that way. The only time you can depend on seeing a match is when it's something like a M1000, where logically there will be only one final and a couple of SFs at the same event.
In my case both matches were shown on different channels, but the other one was a dog, so I didn't have to pay attention to it. Thiem still has a tendency to give time to his opponent by staying too far back and hitting harmless mid court rally balls. Even someone like Schwartzman can inflict a lot of damage if he's given all of that extra time. Muster could be seen coaching Thiem to move closer, but I don't think the ump caught it. For a clay specialist, Thiem has an unconventionally bad return game. He'll pointlessly overhit returns instead of just getting the ball in play.
 
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