He may not be the player with the most powerful punches, the most elegant or the most skilled. But Dominic Thiem it shows those intangibles that differentiate the great players from the best in the world. The Austrian has many game records, and knows how to adapt perfectly to his opponent to do as much damage as possible. Roger Federer He suffered in his own flesh the chameleonic ability of the Austrian who for the third time in a row managed to defeat the Swiss this season, this time in indoor and by a final score of 7-5 and 7-5 in one hour and 38 minutes of play
Overflowing talent on all four sides the ward of Nicolas Massu. With 26 years, the one born in the town of Wiener Neustadt is one of the men called to revolutionize the ATP circuit in the coming months. The plasticity of his blows and his versatility make him a player with infinite potential, which Federer, a specialist in matches of this type, has suffered since the first moment of the match.
Long rallies marked a match that was a roller coaster. Swings on either side, which after a break in each one, led a first partial marathon to the final straight of the set. In that muddy terrain in which emotions play a leading role, the competitive spirit emerged, the winning soul that accompanies Thiem in all his track appearances was decisive. A couple of Roger's right-wing children's mistakes condemned the Swiss to go behind on the scoreboard in the first set 7-5.
Both know each other very well, and this resulted in few tactical variants. Federer tried to win the net on numerous occasions, but as the game progressed his appearances in it became more sporadic. The game went through the channels of maximum equality; Safer with his service, Thiem emerged from certain skirmishes translated into the occasional break ball for the Swiss, who went to limbo. As it happened in the first set, in the eleventh game there would be a break in favor of a Thiem who again closed the set with his service and added his victory locker.
In this way, this day ends with the triumph of Novak Djokovic against the Italian Matteo Berrettini in two blunt sets and this victory of Dominic Thiem over Roger Federer.