Dominic Thiem’s time in Paris is up. The Austrian earlier today played in his 106th main draw match of the year at his 27th singles tournament and despite his early exit in Paris his place in London is looking likely and maybe losing early in Paris might just be a blessing in disguise.
I watched Thiem against Jack Sock and it was pretty much a stroll in the park for the American who set the tone early on breaking serve to love and winning the first 10 points of the match and after then didn’t look back as he took the first set 6-3.
The second set was a bit closer but Thiem struggled to make any in-roads on the serve of Sock who was solid and in control and even when they level in the second set it still felt like Sock was leading it.
Early exit for Thiem is a shame but now he has time to rest ahead of London. It would take something monumental from Berdych for Thiem not to qualify now but it would also be a shame if he got to London and was too tired for what is an incredibly tense week of tennis at the O2 Arena.