2019 Shanghai Masters – Matteo Berrettini vs Dominic Thiem Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Matteo Berrettini vs Dominic Thiem taking place? Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, Shanghai, China

When is Matteo Berrettini vs Dominic Thiem on and what time does it start? Friday 11th October, 2019, not before 10:50 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Matteo Berrettini vs Dominic Thiem? Cloudy, 24c

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

Where can I stream Matteo Berrettini vs Dominic Thiem? Amazon Prime subscribers can stream the match live via their platform

Where can I get tickets for Matteo Berrettini vs Dominic Thiem? http://en.shanghairolexmasters.com/

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Dominic Thiem beat Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2

MATTEO BERRETTINI

  • Matteo Berrettini battled through a tie-break in the first set of his round of 16 match against Roberto Bautista Agut and then powered through in a close encounter.
  • 23-year-old Berrettini struggled in his next few tournaments following his so far career-defining efforts to reach the US Open semi-final but looks to be growing in confidence with every match in Shanghai.
  • The world number 13 will face Dominic Thiem for a second time in his career, losing the first encounter in four sets at Roland-Garros where the Austrian is in his element.

DOMINIC THIEM

  • Dominic Thiem’s round of 16 match with Nikoloz Basilashvili was an altogether easier experience than his previous match with Pablo Carreno Busta, but he claimed just his fourth ever Shanghai win to reach the quarter-finals.
  • 26-year-old Thiem has four ATP titles to his name this year, adding last week’s China Open to two clay court tournaments and an impressive Indian Wells win over Roger Federer back in March.
  • The world number five is probably near his peak form right now and could well meet Federer in the semi-finals here if he maintains his 100% record over Matteo Berrettini.

THE PREDICTION

Matteo Berrettini took a set off of Dominic Thiem at Roland-Garros last year, and that is saying something against the player who might be a Grand Slam champion by now if it weren’t for Rafael Nadal. Normally this would be just the kind of match-up that Dominic Thiem could take his eye off and lose but the world number five looks as good as he has at any point this year and seems to be playing with some pressure off, which suits him.

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