GARBAGE NEWS. Dominic Thiem can get his first tournament victory on the ATP Tour on Saturday. The 21-year-old Lower Austrian qualifying on Friday in Nice after a strong performance against the set number two US surcharge giant John Isner after 1:27 hours with 7: 6 (5), 6: 3 in the second final of his career to Kitzbühel 2014th Opponent will be either the Croatian Borna Coric promoted or four seeded Argentine Leonardo Mayer. Thiem has after defeating the current number 17 in the world already a prize of 42,100 gross US dollar and 150 ATP points safe. On the eve of the French Open, he now plays his first trophy, which would earn him a check in the amount of 80,000 euros and 250 ATP points.
Thiem scrapes with the finals on his previous ATP ranking record (36) and could use a victory already almost knocking at the Top 30. In addition, it Fortuna a viable first-round job earned in the draw for the Sunday early French Open in Paris. Thiem starts against the neo-British Aljaz Bedene, the World ranked 77th 35 seats located behind the Austrian. So far the only duel lost on March 19 this year at the Challenger in Irving (Texas) in three sets against a yet Slovenes Thiem. Twelve days later, changed the Ljubljana-born world number 77th his citizenship: Since the end of March he is British.
Andreas Haider-Maurer played against the Argentinian Diego Schwartzman. "Against him, I've never played. I think he's quite uncomfortable, I have to be honest. He is someone who always plays very solid and if you look at his results lately .." recalled Haider-Maurer, inter alia, to the semi-finals of the Argentine in Istanbul.
From the paper her most difficult it has Jurgen Melzer against the number 30 of the tournament, Adrian Mannarino. Melzer, who celebrated his 34th birthday on Friday, had to equal once his training partner for the afternoon change. "I've had a little problem because I had now identified with Mannarino at 14.00 clock a pub - it will not be," said Melzer, who has never played against Mannarino. Nevertheless the French he knows well. "A left-handed, perhaps a bit unorthodox plays and a very good backhand has. He's trying to make himself pressure. I am certainly not a favorite in the game".
From an international perspective, it could now be as feared already in the quarterfinals to repeat the last year's final to come due to the relapse of the nine-time champions Rafael Nadal. Defending champion Nadal would meet in the course programmgemäßem in the round of eight on the top seeded Novak Djokovic.
No OTV-ladies in the main competition
In the women, the Voralberg Tamira Paszek had to in the third qualifying round of the Bulgarian Sesil Karatantschewa 1: 6 give beaten: 6.3. This is represented not OTV-Dame in the main draw of the French Open.
MEN - 1st Round
Upper panel half:
Adrian Mannarino (FRA-30) - Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Winner against Andrei Kuznetsov (RUS) or Malek Jaziri (TUN)
Lower panel Half:
Schwartzman Diego (ARG) - Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
Winner against Gael Monfils (FRA-13) or Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Dominic Thiem (AUT) - Aljaz Bedene (GBR)
Winner against Pablo Cuevas (URU-21) or Sam Groth (AUS)