In the second round of the 2022 Gijon Open, Dominic Thiem, the winner of the 2020 US Open, will play Marcos Giron, ranked No. 62 in the world.
Over the past few weeks, Thiem has participated in the Tel Aviv Open and the Moselle Open. He was defeated by Hubert Hurkacz and Maric Cilic in the second round of each of them, preventing him from advancing further. In Gijon, Thiem’s opponent in the opening round was Joao Sousa. The first blow was delivered by the Austrian, who took an early break to lead the opening set 3-1. With a second serve break, he increased his advantage even more and won the match 6-2. Thiem delivered a bagel to win the match 6-2, 6-0, recording his finest performance of the season thus far. The second set was even more lopsided.
In the opening round, Marcos Giron was matched up against Albert Ramos-Vinolas, a local favourite. He took an early serve break to go up 3-1 in the first set, but the Spaniard won five of the following six games to steal the set from him. Giron broke his opponent’s serve twice to take a 4-1 lead in the opening moments of the second set. Ramos-Vinolas fought back by winning the following two games to make the score 4-3; nevertheless, the American didn’t give up his advantage and was able to win the second set. In the decider, Giron proved to be the more superior player by winning five straight games to take the match 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Thiem vs Giron Match Details
Tournament: Gijon Open
Date: October 12, 2022
Venue: Gijon, Spain
Round: Second round
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: $612,000
Thiem vs Giron Head-to-Head Record
Giron is down 1-0 to Thiem after one match. At the Madrid Open in 2021, he defeated them in straight sets.
Thiem vs Giron Prediction
Since beginning his comeback earlier this season, Thiem has faced many challenges. He appears to be gradually regaining his best form, and if he keeps competing at the same level as in the previous round, he should be able to surpass Giron.
Prediction: Thiem to win in 3
Thiem Last three performances
- Gijon Open: First round- b. Sousa 6-2, 6-0
- 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
Giron Last three performances
- Gijon Open: First round- b. Ramos Vinolas 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
- San Diego Open: Final- l. Nakashima 4-6, 4-6
- San Diego Open: Semifinal- b. Evans 6-3, 7-5
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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