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Dominic Thiem vs Martin Kližan 2018 Austrian Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction

Martin Kližan vs Dominic Thiem
Date & Time Wednesday August 1, 2018, 12:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Martin Kližan +300 / Dominic Thiem -450 - Over/Under:
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Tennis | Martin Kližan vs Dominic Thiem
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Austrian superstar, Dominic Thiem, will delay his US season as he prepares to play his home ATP event. The world number 8 will play the Austrian Open where he will be the top-seeded player. He will open his campaign against the qualifier, Martin Kližan from Slovakia, in the round of 16. This is a big game for both tennis players so we should expect an interesting contest.

Martin Kližan has looked good in this tournament as he beat Sebastian Ofner in the round of 32. The Slovak won in straight sets in a very dominant display. A point of concern from that win was that Martin Kližan’s first serve percentage was on 58% and if that doesn’t improve, he will get beaten. Martin Kližan has been on the ATP tour for an age and has been ranked in the top 30 before so he knows how to handle the big occasion. I am expecting him to show his experience in this match.

On the other side of the coin, Dominic Thiem will hope to show his class in front of his home crowd. The Austrian is one of the best players in the world and will want to show that. It was a very disappointing Wimbledon campaign for Thiem as he was eliminated in the opening round and that should ensure that he will be determined to do well in this match as he gets ready for the US Open.

On paper, Dominic Thiem is the better player and I think that will be shown in this fixture. I am expecting the Austrian to win comfortably since he is much better than his opponent. Expect this fixture to end in 2 sets since I don’t think Martin Kližan is good enough to win a set against Dominic Thiem. We are getting a decent price to bet on Dominic Thiem to win and also on the under 2.5 sets so they are the two wagers I am going to suggest.


Dominic Thiem

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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