2020 Australian Open – Adrian Mannarino vs Dominic Thiem Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Adrian Mannarino vs Dominic Thiem taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Adrian Mannarino vs Dominic Thiem on and what time does it start? Tuesday 21st January, 2020 – TBC (UK)

What is the expected weather for Adrian Mannarino vs Dominic Thiem? Light rain expected, 21c

What channel is Adrian Mannarino vs Dominic Thiem on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Adrian Mannarino vs Dominic Thiem in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Adrian Mannarino vs Dominic Thiem? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Adrian Mannarino and Dominic Thiem? Dominic Thiem beat Adrian Mannarino 6-4, 6-2, 7-5

THE LOWDOWN

ADRIAN MANNARINO

  • 31-year-old Adrian Mannarino has entered two tournaments so far in 2020 as the seventh seed at both the Qatar Open and in Auckland but he has lost at the earliest opportunity on both occasions.
  • The Frenchman is ranked 43rd in the world coming into what will be his 11th Australian Open and it was his first opponent here, Dominic Thiem, who ended his best showing at this tournament in the third round of 2018.
  • Mannarino has a terrible 0-7 head-to-head record with Thiem and out of those seven previous matches he has not taken a set off the Austrian since the 2015 Paris Masters.

DOMINIC THIEM

  • Like so many other top players, Dominic Thiem decided to rest a week following the ATP Cup rather than play in Adelaide or Auckland, though his form was patchy at the team tournament.
  • 26-year-old Thiem lost his first singles match at the ATP Cup in an odd match with Borna Coric and then his third to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, as Austria failed to reach the last eight.
  • There is some hype around Dominic Thiem at this event after his improved hard-court form towards the end of last season, including a runners-up trophy at the ATP Finals last November where he beat both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic along the way.

THE PREDICTION

Dominic Thiem comes into the Australian Open another tour-year older and with something a little like promise behind him after his ATP Finals efforts. However, despite beating Djokovic and Federer there, he also lost his most winnable game against Matteo Berrettini and then the final to Stefanos Tsitsipas – from a winning position one set up. His performance for Austria at the ATP Cup was much the same, as something between confidence and concentration hampers him too often. However, he can avoid a first-round shock here, unlike his previous exit at the US Open, to come through a robust but beatable Adrian Mannarino.

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