2020 US Open – Sumit Nagal vs Dominic Thiem Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sumit Nagal vs Dominic Thiem on and what time does it start? Thursday 3rd September, 2020 – not before 18:15 (UK)

Where is Sumit Nagal vs Dominic Thiem taking place? USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York

Where can I get tickets for Sumit Nagal vs Dominic Thiem? The US Open will take place without spectators

What channel is Sumit Nagal vs Dominic Thiem on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Sumit Nagal vs Dominic Thiem? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

THE PREDICTION

On paper, this of course look like a routine win for 2nd seed Dominic Thiem but this may not be as straightforward as it appears. Indian ace Nagal is a tricky opponent at the best of times and his heavy topspin forehand could pose Thiem some issues so it’s not against the realms of possibility that Nagal takes a set here. Thiem’s game is not ideally suited to the speedy pace of the new courts at Flushing Meadows and that was exemplified in his heavy 6-2, 6-1 defeat to Filip Krajinovic at the Western & Southern Open last week but he did look like he was getting to get to grips with the surface in the first-round match against Juame Munar before his opponent retired injured in the second set. The number two seed should ultimately outclass Nagal here but he may well lose a set along the way.

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