Thiem eases past Mannarino into Australian Open fourth round

Thiem downed the 26th-seed 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 in 2hr 8min on Margaret Court Arena and will face either German Maxmilian Marterer or American Tennys Sandgren for a place in the quarter-finals.

Published: 20th January 2018 11:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2018 12:32 PM   |  A+A-

Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts after defeating France's Adrian Mannarino in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne | Photo: AP

By AFP

MELBOURNE: Austria's fifth seed Dominic Thiem reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open with a straight-sets win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Saturday.

Thiem downed the 26th-seed 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 in 2hr 8min on Margaret Court Arena and will face either German Maxmilian Marterer or American Tennys Sandgren for a place in the quarter-finals.

The Austrian has now reached the round of 16 at his last six Grand Slams.

Thiem showed no ill-effects of his five-set win over American qualifier Denis Kudla in the second round in fierce heat on Thursday.

The victory took his record over Mannarino to 7-0.



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