2020 Australian Open – Alex Bolt vs Dominic Thiem Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Alex Bolt vs Dominic Thiem taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Alex Bolt vs Dominic Thiem on and what time does it start? Thursday 23rd January, 2020 – 02:30 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Alex Bolt vs Dominic Thiem? Mostly cloudy, 18c

What channel is Alex Bolt 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 Alex Bolt 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 Alex Bolt vs Dominic Thiem? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Alex Bolt and Dominic Thiem? N/A

THE LOWDOWN

ALEX BOLT

  • Alex Bolt fought back from a 2-1 deficit against Albert Ramos-Vinolas to claim the final two sets and book his place in the second round of the Australian Open for the second consecutive year.
  • Bolt was able to make the third round in 2019 after upsetting Gilles Simon but he faces a huge challenge if he is to match last year’s feat as he takes on world number five Dominic Thiem.
  • The 27-year-old Australian will have the home crowd behind him but he will need more than that if he is to progress with a career-best display needed if he is to produce a shock and defeat Thiem.

DOMINIC THIEM

  • Dominic Thiem ensured a safe passage into the second round of the Australian Open as he overcame Adrian Mannarino in his opening match and did so in relatively comfortable fashion.
  • Thiem won in straight sets and despite needing to win a seventh game to claim the second set, the two either side gave him few issues with the Austrian now turning his attention to Alex Bolt.
  • This year’s fifth seed was knocked out at this stage in last season’s event and he will want to avoid a repeat of that as he bids to make it to the third round in Melbourne for the fourth time in his career.

THE PREDICTION

Dominic Thiem has made the third round of the Australian Open three times in his career so far and will have every intention of making it four as he faces Alex Bolt. The Austrian fifth seed did not have many struggles in his first round game and he will be confident of another straightforward win in this game. Bolt could pose him a few problems but it is unlikely to be enough to worry Thiem who should progress in straight sets.

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