Third seed Dominic Thiem and home favourite Nick Kyrgios clash in a blockbuster Australian Open third round clash on Friday and the match is available to watch online via desktop and mobile.
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Dominic Thiem vs Nick Kyrgios Match Details
🎾 Competition: Australian Open R3
🗓 Date: Friday February 12
⏰ Time: 7.00pm
🏟 Stadium: John Cain Arena
Head to Head
Thiem leads 1-0, although that match was seven years ago via retirement.
2015 | Nice | Thiem 4-3 RET
Australian Open 2021 Results
- R1: def. Kukushkin 7-6 6-2 6-3
- R2: def. Koepfer 6-4 6-0 6-2
- R1: def. Ferreira Silva 6-4 6-4 6-4
- R2: def. Humbert 5-7 6-4 3-6 7-6 6-4
Dominic Thiem vs Nick Kyrgios Tips & Predictions
Arguably the most highly-anticipated match of the Australian Open so far, third seed and last year’s runner-up Thiem comes up against the enigmatic and unpredictable Kyrgios in a mouth-watering third round showdown on Friday night.
Kyrgios, who has barely played any matches over the last 12 months, cruised through his opening round over qualifier Fabio Ferreria Silva, but he was on the brink of elimination in his second round contest with the left-handed 29th seed Ugo Humbert.
Staring down a pair of match points in the fourth set, Kyrgios somehow conjured up some breathtaking winners to get back on serve and proceeded to continue with some magical shotmaking in the ensuing tiebreak to force a fifth, where he would ultimately maintain his momentum and come away with one of the more memorable victories of his career.
However, facing Thiem is a considerable step up in class – and having gone five sets and after admitting to some knee pain last week, Kyrgios will need to produce another miracle performance to advance into the second week.
In contrast to Kyrgios, Thiem – the reigning US Open champion – has eased into the third round without dropping a set against Mikhail Kukushkin and Dominik Koepfer.
The Austrian’s muscular brand of tennis and explosive forehand will keep Kyrgios pinned behind the baseline, so the Australian will have to seize the initiative early in baseline exchanges if he wants to make a match out of this. Keeping points short is also essential to the Aussie’s chances.
There’s always hope with Kyrgios and his booming serve that he will be able to keep sets close and perhaps even snatch one, but given his gruelling five-setter in the previous round, it’s a bit too much to expect the Australian to knock off the third seed. Thiem to prevail in four.