2019 Cincinnati Masters – Richard Gasquet vs Dominic Thiem Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Richard Gasquet vs Dominic Thiem taking place? Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason

When is Richard Gasquet vs Dominic Thiem on and what time does it start? Wednesday 14th August, 2019 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Richard Gasquet vs Dominic Thiem? Partly cloudy with a temperature around 29c

What channel is Richard Gasquet vs Dominic Thiem on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Richard Gasquet vs Dominic Thiem? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live va their platform

Where can I get tickets for Richard Gasquet vs Dominic Thiem? https://www.wsopen.com/Tickets/

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Richard Gasquet beat Dominic Thiem 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

RICHARD GASQUET

  • Richard Gasquet played an unusual first-round match at the Cincinnati Masters as the opponent to Andy Murray’s long-awaited Singles comeback match, breaking the Brit’s serve three times to win in straight sets.
  • The Frenchman’s first serve suffered against Murray and he committed six double faults but the occasion will have had both players unsure at various parts of the match and he did what was required to progress.
  • Gasquet owns a 2-0 head-to-head record over his next opponent Dominic Thiem with his most recent victory coming at Thiem’s native Vienna Open in 2017.

DOMINIC THIEM

  • Dominic Thiem received a bye into the second round of the Cincinnati Masters but will play ahead of his match with Richard Gasquet on Tuesday in the Men’s Doubles with Jan-Lennard Struff.
  • The world number four, and fourth seed here, won the Generali Open in Austria on clay before playing a decent enough Rogers Cup campaign, but his 6-3, 6-1 defeat by Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals ask questions of his consistency on the hard surface.
  • 25-year-old Thiem has played a massive 43 matches this season, winning three titles within a 31-12 record, and is aiming to at least emulate his quarter-finals exits here in 2016 and 2017.

THE PREDICTION

Richard Gasquet has not lost to Dominic Thiem in two career meetings and both of those wins have come on hard courts, but these players are a significant two years older now. Thiem is a difficult player to predict at the moment, although the Austrian won the high profile hard-court Indian Wells title earlier this year against Roger Federer to show he absolutely can win these kinds of events. At the Rogers Cup last week, his defeat of former US Open champion Marin Cilic suggests one thing, while his dismissal in the next round by Daniil Medvedev suggests another. For want of a maverick result, Richard Gasquet has the game to take this to a decider.

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