Dominic Thiem vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas
|Date & Time||Saturday August 3, 2019, 9:00 AM (EDT)|
Tennis stadium Kitzbühel
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Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Dominic Thiem meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Austrian Open.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas is coming off a straight sets win over Casper Ruud that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Ramos-Vinolas won 68 percent of his first serve points and 62 percent of his second serve points. Ramos-Vinolas won 65 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his eight break points. Ramos-Vinolas got 54 percent of his first serves in play, saved two of his four break points and hit three aces. Ramos-Vinolas has won each of his last seven sets and has won nine straight matches overall. Ramos-Vinolas looks to win his second title of the year and his third of his career. Ramos-Vinolas is 2-5 in final appearances for his career overall and 2-4 on clay. Ramos-Vinolas has won 10 of his last 11 matches on clay court.
Dominic Thiem is coming off a straight sets win over Lorenzo Sonego that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Thiem won 72 percent of his first serve points and 79 percent of his second serve points. Thiem won 73 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his three break points. Thiem got 79 percent of his first serves in play and faced just one break point in a win that took over an hour and a half. Thiem has won all six sets this tournament and all five of his wins overall have been decided in straight sets. Thiem looks to win his third title of the year and his 14th of his career. Thiem has split his last 12 final appearances overall and is 9-7 in final appearances on clay court for his career. Thiem has won five of his last six matches on clay court.
These two have split the previous two matches, as Thiem won 2017 Rio de Janeiro and Ramos-Vinolas won 2016 Chengdu. Both matches were decided in straight sets.
Ramos-Vinolas has been on a tear this clay court season and has a chance to win if he continues to play at this level. The problem is there’s only one person worth backing over Thiem on clay court when he’s playing this well, and that’s Nadal. Thiem is the second-best clay court player in the world at the moment and there’s no reason to bet against him here.
Thiem wins his 14th career title.