On Monday, Dominic Thiem will play Joao Sousa in the opening round of the Gijon Open.
After taking a significant sabbatical from tennis to heal from a wrist injury, the Austrian made a comeback during the clay-court season. The Swiss Open in Gstaad, when he lost to Matteo Berrettini, was Thiem’s finest performance thus far this year. The former World No. 3 advanced to the round of 16 of both the Moselle Open and the Tel Aviv Open before falling to Hubert Hurkacz and Marin Cilic, respectively. This follows his loss to Pablo Carreno Busta in the first round of the US Open.
Sousa won the Maharashtra Open in Pune, where he defeated Emil Ruusuvuori in the championship match, for his lone championship of the year. The Portuguese player advanced to the Geneva Open championship match but fell short to Casper Ruud. Before going on to lose in straight sets to Cameron Norrie, Sousa advanced to the second round of the US Open. Then he lost in the first round of both the Tel Aviv and Moselle Opens.
Thiem vs Sousa Match Details
Tournament: Gijon Open
Date: October 10, 2022
Venue: Gijon, Spain
Round: First round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $612,000
Thiem vs Sousa Head-to-Head Record
In their past meetings, Thiem has a 6-1 advantage over Sousa. The Austrian won 7-5, 6-4 in their most recent encounter, which occurred in the opening round of the 2016 Halle Open.
Thiem vs Sousa Prediction
Even if Thiem is still far from returning to the kind of form he displayed a few years ago, he should be able to upset Sousa, whose performances have been lacking lately.
Prediction: Thiem to win in straight sets
Thiem Last three performances
- Tel Aviv Open: Second round- l. Cilic 7-6(6), 2-6, 4-6
- Tel Aviv Open: First round- b. Djere 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4
- Moselle Open: Second round- l. Hurkacz 3-6, 4-6
Sousa Last three performances
- Tel Aviv Open: First round- l. van de Zandschulp 2-6, 3-6
- Moselle Open: First round- l. Wawrinka 6-7(1), 2-6
- US Open: Second round- l. Norrie 4-6, 4-6, 6-7(4)
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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