Thiem and Monfils Set Up Fourth Round Aussie Open Match
Dominic Thiem and Gael Monfils both won their third-round matches at the 2020 Australian Open on Saturday, to set up a fourth-round showdown between them.
Dominic Thiem vs Taylor Fritz
Thiem defeated American Fritz in four sets, winning 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in just under three hours. Thiem won 77% of points on his first serve, hit 56 winners and impressively won 82% of points when he came into the net (23/28).
Gael Monfils vs Ernests Gulbis
Monfils secured his spot in the fourth round with a straight-sets win over qualifier Gulbis, winning the match 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 in two and a half hours. Monfils won 78% of points on his first serve, hit 30 winners past the Latvian, but the main stat of the match was Monfils only hit 22 unforced errors to Gulbis’ 52.
Can Thiem break through and win a slam this year?