6. Mai Der Niederösterreicher bestreitet an der Seite des Argentiniers Juan Martin del Potro auch den Doppel-Bewerb. Zum Auftakt bekommt es das. Dominic Thiem muss bei den US Open weiter auf sein erstes Viertelfinale warten verlor am Montag im Achtelfinale von New York gegen Juan Martin del Potro. Okt. Juan Martin Del Potro zog sich eine Fraktur der Kniescheibe zu. Dominic Thiem hat gute Karten für den Masters-Start in London.
US Open live stream: Thiem made it to the third round of the US Open in and has since recorded his best Grand Slam result, a semifinal finish at the French Open where he took full advantage of a soft draw — he only had to face one seed, 12th-seeded David Goffin — only to be blasted off the court by an all-time great performance from Novak Djokovic in the final four.
It was the crowning achievement of a remarkable first six months of the season for the young Austrian, who won well over 40 matches between January and June, claiming titles in Buenos Aires, Nice and Stuttgart, a title in Acapulco, finishing runner-up in Munich and making the semifinals of Rio de Janeiro, Brisbane and Halle.
Matches to watch at the US Open on Monday: The pick of the best featured matches, plus full schedule It was a ridiculous amount of winning for Thiem to do, particularly as he scored quality victories too over the likes of Rafael Nadal on clay and Roger Federer on grass over that time span.
Thiem fell in the second round of Wimbledon to Jiri Vesely, and lost , to the virtually-retired Jurgen Melzer in the first round of Kitzbuhel.
He could only muster five games before retiring against Kevin Anderson in the first round of Toronto the next week and although skipping the Olympics helped, he won just the one match in Cincinnati before losing in the quarterfinals which he reached via a walkover from Gael Monfils to Milos Raonic.
Under the circumstances, Thiem needed some efficient wins in New York. It was back in Madrid earlier this season, when del Potro shocked Thiem 5 , for the best win of his comeback at that point.
I enjoyed it a lot. Del Potro looked exhausted at the start of the match and called for the doctor, who gave him some pills.
They finally seemed to kick in for the third set, when Del Potro found his heavyweight punch of a forehand and began to land some blows on Thiem.
The Argentinian broke early in the fourth set but back came Thiem and, when he led serving for the match at , the comeback seemed over. But Del Potro threaded a backhand pass down the line to give himself hope and with that Thiem blew his chance, hitting two wild errors and a double fault.
It was tough on the young Austrian, who must have felt as if he was playing an away Davis Cup tie, but he dug in and had two match points at only for Del Potro to send down aces.
The year-old ran with his momentum in the tie-break, ending it with a forehand cross-court bullet that took the breath away.
Get all the latest on Tennis: For only the second time in his career, Juan Martin del Potro has come from two sets down to win. You would not have given him a chance at but the Argentine has rallied remarkably to clinch one of the victories of his career.
An hour after he saved match point, Del Potro has a match point of his own when Thiem sends a wild forehand long and wide.
A breathless rally ends with a hammer Del Potro forehand finding the net and we're back to deuce. Del Porto brings up another MP though and Thiem ends on a disappointing note, double faulting.
The Austrian competed fabulously and deserved to end on a better note. But all eyes are on Del Potro Thiem has a golden chance to take the game to deuce when the ball sits up off the net The mistake seals another hold for Del Potro, who is now a game away from victory.
There was a danger that Del Potro could run away with this set but Thiem shows what he is made of again, clinching another dominant service game.
The majority of Grandstand appears to be cheering for the Argentine, who continues to dazzle on his forehand, but Thiem is as dogged as he is talented.
Dominic Thiem backs off a little and Del Porto senses blood, racing to three break points. But the Austrian saves all three, the last with a pinpoint, nerveless forehand into the corner, and he clinches a crucial hold with a beautiful down-the-line backhand.
That was some comeback. You cannot take your eyes off this match. This is only the seventh five-set match of Thiem's career -- he is pegged at -- and you wonder if Del Porto's superior experience will tell in the decider No sign of that so far, though, and Thiem holds to love to keep it on serve.
The Argentine has been given another magic pill by the doctor. Will it work wonders? Anything you can do Great resistance again from Thiem, who responds with a love hold, sealed by a clinical wide ace.
Del Porto continues where he left off in the last set and, remarkably, leads for the first time in the match. He holds with help from a seventh ace.
Pandemonium on Grandstand as Del Porto ensures this match will go the distance, clinching the tiebreak The momentum is firmly with the Argentine now, who came back from down in that fourth set.
The best match of the championship so far. Grandstand is euphoric as Del Porto holds a lead at the changeover.
A shanked backhand into the stands by Thiem sums up the Austrian's tie-break. He has tried to overpower Del Porto, which was never going to work.
A couple of hammer forehands help Thiem to two match points and the Austrian appears -- at last -- to be closing in on victory.
But Del Porto is never beaten. He saves both with aces, the first mph, and goes on to clinch the game and set-up a tie-break.
Impressive retaliation from Dominic Thiem, who recovers some rhythm and confidence with a strong hold. A deft drop shot at the net from the 6th seed suggests his nerves are quite recovered from the shock of that break.
For the third time, Del Porto will serve to keep this match alive. That's how you do it! A love hold for Del Porto, assisted by more errors by Thiem.
The Austrian is going to have to regroup quickly to avoid a collapse here. It shifts the momentum, and suddenly the Argentine has a break point.