Dominic Thiem beat Casper Ruud 6-4 6-3 6-1 in two hours and 15 minutes under the roof of Philippe Chatrier, in the third round of the French Open 2020. In the third round he awaits the winner of the match between Stan Wawrinka and Hugo Gaston now on the court.
In the first confrontation between the two, Ruud suffered a break point in the first four return games. Thiem never suffered his opponent during the entire match. The Austrian said: "Casper is a great player and the level of trading was high.
He had a lot of self-esteem, so it was essential to clip his wings right away. He started well, but luckily I managed to do what I had to do." The slowness of the courts is summed up in Thiem's performance at the service at the start of the game, with five points out of sixteen with the first serve.
In general, the match was more predictable than expected but also more enjoyable. Now the winner of the US Open 2020 will have to wait for the outcome of the challenge between the Swiss champion Wawrinka and the Frenchman Gaston, which was interrupted at the moment due to rain.
Simona Halep is unreachable
In the women 'singles Simona Halep seems really unattainable. The Romania defeated the young American Amanda Anisimova in straight sets, reaching the fourth round of the tournament with a 6-0 6-1 victory, demonstrating an almost embarrassing superiority over the rest of the opponents who should challenge her for the Parisian crown.
If he had played at the US Open maybe he would have one more Grand Slam to celebrate ... After many words about her private life, we can finally talk about Eugenie Bouchard's tennis. Already recently the Canadian came back to a good level with the final at the Istanbul Open and now, despite an ups and downs tennis, Eugenie has qualified for the third round of the Roland Garros 2020, where she lostv against Iga Swiatek.
The young Polish player overtook the Canadian in straight sets, with the final score of 6-3 6-2, at the end of a dominated and well played match, but which does not diminish the last good period of Bouchard, which she is recovering , finally, good tennis and good psycho-physical strength: a good sign for the next season and for what remains of 2020.
Elina Elina Svitolina also qualified for the next round thanks to the two sets wins (6-4 7-5) over the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova. The rain is instead stopping the other matches, except the indoor ones on the Philippe Chatriere and its new retractable roof: the last meeting of the day sees Rafael Nadal on the court.