Jack Draper vs Dominic Thiem TV and streaming info: What time is the big match at the Winston-Salem Open?
Jack Draper will look to continue his giant-killing spree when he takes on 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem in the third round of the Winston-Salem Open.
The 20-year-old, who received a first-round bye, defeated former world No 9 Fabio Fognini in the second round on Tuesday and up next is wildcard Thiem, who is still nursing his way back following a lengthy injury absence.
Former world No 3 Thiem beat JJ Wolff in three sets in the first round and then started sluggishly against top seed Grigor Dimitrov, losing the first set 6-0 before opening up a 2-4 lead in the second set, but the Bulgarian then retired.
Wednesday’s encounter in North Carolina will be a first-ever meeting between Draper and Thiem.
Draper’s ATP Rankings progress
British No 4 Draper is seeded 13th for the ATP 250 event and it is the result of a remarkable rise the past few months as he currently sits at No 55 in the ATP Rankings. He is already set to climb to a career-high of No 52 next week after his first-round win.
The British youngster started the year at No 265, but he won four ATP Challenger Tour events in the early months to mark the start of his rise.
He reached the semi-final at the Eastbourne International – beating fourth seed Diego Schwartzman early on – while he also picked up wins at the Miami Open, Madrid Open, Queen’s Club and Wimbledon.
Those results saw him climb into the top 100 for the first time and he carried the momentum into the North American swing, winning matches at the Atlanta Open and Citi Open before reaching the quarter-final at the Canadian Open, beating third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round in Montreal.
A couple more wins could see him jump into the top 40 of the rankings.
Thiem also rising again
Former Flushing Meadows champion Thiem is bouncing back after the wrist injury that he picked in June last year kept him sidelined for nearly a year. The Austrian slumped to outside the top 350 in the rankings and only made his return in April.
He suffered several early losses, including a first-round exit at Roland Garros, before finding some form at the Swedish Open as he reached the quarter-final. He then reached the semi-final at the Swiss Open and the last eight in Austria and now sits at No 231.
What time is the Jack Draper vs Dominic Thiem match?
The clash is scheduled to start at 00:00 BST (Thursday morning).
The winner of the Draper-Thiem clash will face either 11th seed Ilya Ivashka or qualifier Marc-Andrea Husler in the quarter-final.
Other big matches at the Winston-Salem Open:
Albert Ramos Vinolas (8) vs Adrian Mannarino 21:30 BST
Lorenzo Sonego (14) vs Maxime Cressy (4) 22:00 BST
Botic van de Zandschulp (2) vs Jaume Munar (15) 23:00 BST
TV and streaming info for the Winston-Salem Open
Over the top streaming service Amazon Prime Video is your go-to service for the ATP 250 event in the United Kingdom and Ireland this week.
Tennis Channel Plus will air the tournament in the United States while those in Australia – and a few European countries – can watch on Bein Sports.
Tennis TV provides streaming of all ATP Tour events.
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