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Dominic Thiem vs Sebastian Korda Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview and Live Stream- European Open 2022

On Saturday, October 22, in Antwerp, Belgium, the semifinal match of the 2022 European Open will feature Dominic Thiem of Austria, ranked 132nd in the world, taking on American Sebastian Korda.

The 22-year-old Korda needs one more victory to make it to two finals in a row. Friday saw Korda in excellent form as he defeated Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan 6-0, 6-2 in in 53 minutes. Additionally, he won 92% of his first serve points while hitting 31 winners and serving 8 aces. The world’s 36th-ranked player improved to 11-3 this year on indoor courts. In Gijon last week, he had advanced to his third career final and first of the year, but after losing to Andrey Rublev, he was unable to add to his one tour-level victory. Korda beat fellow countryman Marcos Giron in three sets to start his Antwerp campaign. In the second round, he defeated the fourth seed Karen Khachenov 7-5, 7-6 (11-9).

In a thrilling three-set quarterfinal on Friday in Antwerp, Dominic Thiem overcame first seed Hubert Hurkacz after falling behind a set. Hurkacz took a one-set-to-love lead in the ninth game after Thiem squandered a break point opportunity. The Austrian displayed steely grit in the second set as he saved three match points in the tiebreak before taking the lead and tying the match at one set apiece. In the third game, neither player was broken, hence a tiebreak was required to decide who won. This time, Thiem established a sizable 6-2 advantage and executed a flawless serve to win the match 3-6, 7-6 (11-9), 7-6. (7-4).

Thiem vs Korda Match Details

Tournament: European Open
Date: October 22, 2022
Venue: Antwerp, Belgium
Surface: Hard
Round: Semifinal
Category: Men’s Singles
Prize Money: €711,275

Thiem vs Korda Head-to-Head Record

This will be their first encounter so the head-to-head is at 0-0.

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Thiem vs Korda Prediction

It’s challenging to predict a winner because both players are in excellent form. The fact that Korda won his quarterfinal quickly and will be extremely rested for the match works in his favour. The fact that Thiem defeated the #1 seed shows he is a very determined player. With Thiem using all of his experience to erase his finals slump, expect a thriller.

Prediction: Thiem to win in 3

Thiem Last three performances

  1. European Open: Quarterfinal- b. Hurkacz 3-6, 7-6(9), 7-6(4)
  2. European Open: Second round- b. Cerundolo 6-1, 1-6, 7-5
  3. European Open: First round- b. Geerts 6-4, 6-0

Korda Last three performances

  1. European Open: Quarterfinal- b. Nishioka 6-0, 6-2
  2. European Open: Second round- b. Khachanov 7-5, 7-6(9)
  3. European Open: First round- b. Giron 6-3, 6-7(0), 6-4

Broadcast and Live Stream Details

  • US – Tennis Channel
  • UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
  • Australia – beIN Sports
  • Canada – TSN
  • India – Discovery/ Tennis TV

Also read: 5 Players to look out for in Davis Cup 2022

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Akshat Joshi
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Akshat has played professional Tennis under the All India Tennis Association and is a certified sports fanatic. He is also a law student devoted to fitness and movies, Tennis takes centre stage in Akshat's life. "Life is a sport, make it count" are the words he lives by.
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