Dominic Thiem searching for answers after producing ‘horrible’ display against Filip Krajinovic

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It’s back to the drawing board for Dominic Thiem after he was sent packing from the Western & Southern Open by Filip Krajinovic.

Playing in his first match since the Rio Open in February, the second seed just never got going as Krajinovic handed him a 6-2, 6-1 defeat in their 62-minute second-round encounter at Flushing Meadows.

“It was just a horrible game by myself. Didn’t play well at all. Didn’t get any rhythm,” Thiem said. “I felt like I didn’t win any points on his serve.

“I had trouble with returning. It’s tough to understand right now, but, I will think about it and hopefully I’ll find better answers in the next days.”

Krajinovic, who will take on Marton Fucsovics next after the Hungarian qualifier upset 14th seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, lost only two points on serve and broke twice in each set.

“I think I started really well today. I was aggressive and I’m really happy that I’m in the third round,” the Serb said. “I don’t think Thiem was playing today good tennis, but I took the chance and I think I deserved to win.”

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