Dominic Thiem Cruises Into 3rd Round At Madrid Open

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Madrid: Dominic Thiem cruised into the third round of the Madrid Open with a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 win over American Marcos Giron.

Thiem, the third seed in Madrid, hasn’t won a tournament since breaking through with his first grand slam title at the US Open in September.

Thiem will next face Australia’s Alex De Minaur, who advanced after Lloyd Harris had to retire from their match.

Meanwhile, sixth-seeded Andrey Rublev advanced to the third round by beating American Tommy Paul 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4, while Kei Nishikori reached the second round by defeating Karen Khachanov 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2.

Eighth-seeded Matteo Berrettini defeated Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4 in an all-Italian second-round match-up, while Alexander Bublik beat 11th-seeded Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

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