He can't.Why should he tank when he can add 200 more points?! He can reach #2 before AO if he wins WTF and Rafa loses his next match, can't he?!!!!
Two things :I don't know, he loses a chance to gain 200 points and as he fights for #1 after the AO in January, he might rue the day he tossed this match.
You also say he should skip Roland Garros...This isn't the same thing. IMO he should have skipped this "tournament". But if he plays then he has to try.
But Thiem tanking this will not take him out of the tournament. He still reached the semifinal, even though it is undeserved.You also say he should skip Roland Garros...
And in the middle of matches you scream out that he should just lose because he'll get annihilated the next round.
This is WeakDrool. Thiem won the two matches that count. By beating both of the others that could advance he earned that luxury.But Thiem tanking this will not take him out of the tournament. He still reached the semifinal, even though it is undeserved.
I can understand Thiem. He has a history of running out of gas in later stages of tournaments. He wants to stay fit for the semis and finals, which are on consecutive days.What an amazing tank job from Thiem. It's unbelievable. Poor Rublev. It's like a candy for a stepchild.
@SephirothCamera angle has to be the worst I've ever seen this year I mean WTF always had **** camera angles but this year has topped it