Dominic Thiem news: John Millman prevents Austrian from winning return
Australian John Millman is through to the second round of the Serbian Open after he defeated Dominic Thiem to prevent his fairy-tale return to court after being out of action for ATP tournament for 10 months.
Thiem suffered a wrist injury during the Mallorca Open last June and hasn’t been able to play a competitive ATP match since, but he was beaten by the world No 80 to deny him a second successive game, something he hasn’t been able to accomplish since the Italian Open just under a year ago.
Millman beat the 28-year-old Austrian 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in two hours and 35 minutes.
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“It is great to be back here, I was looking forward to coming back and play,” Millman said in his post match interview.
“All credit to Domi, I can’t claim it was one of my biggest wins because he is just coming back from injury and I know how hard that is, coming back from three surgeries myself.
“I know it has been tough for Domi but the game is better for having him back especially on this surface, I have got to take this win because when he gets better and fitter, it is going to be tough.”
Millman now progresses into the second round in Serbia and he will face Miomir Kecmanovic, who beat French player Richard Gasquet in the first match to secure his place in this round.
Elsewhere in the tournament, NextGen player Jiri Lehecka beat Henri Laaksonen 6-2, 7-5 to set up a clash with second seed Andrey Rublev, while Laslo Djere defeated Hamad Medjedovic 6-4, 7-5 in the all Serbian tie who will play Novak Djokovic in the second round but it will be the 20 time Grand Slam champion’s first match of the tournament as he received a bye in the opening round due to being the top seed.
Millman takes on Kecmanovic, Lehecka faces Rublev and Djere plays Djokovic with all these games being played tomorrow.
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