Jack Draper beat Dominic Thiem in straight set at Winston-Salem Open | Tennis News
Rising British player Jack Draper advanced to the quarter-finals of the Winston-Salem Open after defeating former world number three Dominic Thiem in consecutive sets on Wednesday night.
Draper, the tournament’s 13th seed, won against 2020 US Open champion Thiem 6-1 6-4 in one hour and 20 minutes to set up the final eight clashes with Marc-Andrea Huesler in qualifying. Switzerland.
The 20-year-old took a 5-0 lead in the first set, laying the foundation for an impressive victory.
The big-hit left-hander hit eight aces during the win and did not encounter a single break point on his serve during the match. He earned 10 break point opportunities on Thiem’s serve, winning 3 of them en route to the win.
‘It was a real honor to be on court with Dominic’
World No 55 was excited with his performance.
“I’m really good after serve, really sure,” he said, through ATP Tour. “In the second set it was tough because he put in some great shots. It was an honor to play alongside Dominic. He’s a great player.”
“I started confidently, I started well.
“I hit the ball, feeling good in condition. It was a difficult start because I felt like everyone was supporting Dominic and I knew I needed to come out on the pitch with confidence and sharpness, and That’s what I did.”
This is Draper’s third quarter-final of the season. He will face Huesler for a spot in the semi-final on Thursday night.