Australian Open 2021 3rd Round match :- Dominic Thiem (world no. 3) versus Nicholas Kyrgious (world no. 47)

Select the potential winner and victory type as per your opinion here.


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These 2 players are meeting for the 2nd time only. Previous match was 6 years ago in Nice, France and unfortunately the young Australian had to retire after injury midway through the match.

Thiem is the defending finalist at this event, having lost the 5 set thriller to Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic last year 4-6 6-4 6-2 3-6 4-6. Whereas Nick was handed defeat by the greatest warrior of tennis world, Rafael Nadal in the 4th round of Australian open last year, 3-6 6-3 6-7 6-7.

Coming into this match, The Austrian World no3 has taken down Mikhail Kukushkin and Dominik Koopfer in straight sets in first and second rounds respectively. Whereas the Australian defeated qualifier Silva in straight sets and 29th seed Humbert in 5 set epic in 1R & 2R respectively.

What's your take on this match, fellow ttw posters?? How do you think the match goes? This is the first blockbuster we have at our hands at this year's first grandslam tournament.


Please keep the discussion civilized and respectful, lovely ladies and gentlemen. Thank you, love you all.

-Carl Thompson
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Against Thiem it will come to the breakers. Thiem can't return well so Nick could coast on serve.

Luckily, Timmy has been pretty good in tiebreaks lately, so he should pull through.
 
Finally a good match to wake up for. Me body is ready.

Thiem in 3-4, but you just never know with Kyrgios. He really plays well against the top players. On a fast AO surface too? The upset is definitely possible.
Thiem won the US open which was playing about as fast as this, I see no problems for Thiem.
 

accidental

Hall of Fame
Nice thread Carl.

I think this will be a fairly routine Thiem win. Kyrgios may sneak out a set, but I think Thiem will be far too consistent. He won’t waste his chances the way Humbert did today.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
I think this will be a fairly routine Thiem win. Kyrgios may sneak out a set, but I think Thiem will be far too consistent. He won’t waste his chances the way Humbert did today.
Actually I think this is what will happen. Nick would have to have his most consistent serving day ever and Thiem have an off day. For both to happen is unlikely, so Thiem in four.
 
Nice thread Carl.

I think this will be a fairly routine Thiem win. Kyrgios may sneak out a set, but I think Thiem will be far too consistent. He won’t waste his chances the way Humbert did today.
Thank you, sir/ma'am.

I also think that Thiem will take it in straights or 4 sets at maximum.
 

McGradey

Professional
Kyrgios will be exhausted after a 5 setter and then doubles, so chances of a flaccid performance in this match are high

But he’s always in with a puncher’s chance if he serves well
 

Hitman

Talk Tennis Guru
Kyrgios will be exhausted after a 5 setter and then doubles, so chances of a flaccid performance in this match are high

But he’s always in with a puncher’s chance if he serves well
He's playing doubles also? That won't help him out if he wants to stay competitive with Thiem.
 

Standaa

G.O.A.T.
Finally a good match to wake up for. Me body is ready.

Thiem in 3-4, but you just never know with Kyrgios. He really plays well against the top players. On a fast AO surface too? The upset is definitely possible.
define top players please

in slams, his only win against a top guy is that one against Nadal at Wimbledon almost 7 years ago.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
define top players please

in slams, his only win against a top guy is that one against Nadal at Wimbledon almost 7 years ago.
Nick’s 8-2 in five set matches and you know he’s beaten Djoker both times they played. He also beat Nadal in Acapulco in 2019. Those are the quintessential top players.
 

Standaa

G.O.A.T.
Nick’s 8-2 in five set matches
against who?

I don't really count Bo3, plenty of guys beat Big 3 in best of three sets nowadays. not to mention one of the wins was against a lifeless 2017ovic and the other against Nadal at some minor HC tournament. but hey, you can admire it if you want. Nadal beat him in the last couple slam matches that matter and I know Djoko would school him in 3 sets if they met again, especially here at AO.
 

Third Serve

Talk Tennis Guru
This thread is really gonna be a saltmine of galactic proportions, isn't it?

Hope the match starts at a respectable time for me to watch it.
 

FlamingCheeto

Hall of Fame
Thiem could not beat Djokovic WITH the crowd and a 2 set to 1 lead.
Now he will have the whole Crowd against him and Nick will win in 4. I thought they liked Thiem but when Courier mentioned his name last night they booed for days.
 
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