Sam Querrey vs. Dominic Thiem
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 2, 2019, 7:30 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
D. Thiem -150 / S. Querrey +120
Austrian tennis superstar, Dominic Thiem will play at Wimbledon. Theim is the number 4 seed and he will begin his campaign against Sam Querrey from the United States.
Sam Querrey enters this tournament following an extremely strong Eastbourne International campaign where he finished second. Querrey defeated the likes of Fernando Verdasco and Dušan Lajović during his campaign at Eastbourne.
In general, it has been a strong 2019 season for Sam Querrey as he has made multiple semifinal appearances. Grass is one of Sam Querrey’s stronger surfaces as he has made multiple ATP finals. Sam Querrey is also a former Queen’s Club Championship winner.
Despite all that, this is expected to be a very tough match since Querrey is playing an elite opponent.
Looking at Dominic Thiem, the Austrian has not played since the French Open. It was a strong clay court season for Thiem as he finished second at the French Open and won the Barcelona Open. During the clay season, Thiem defeated multiple top players like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic.
Thiem is in good form, although he has a poor record on grass. Thiem was eliminated in the opening round of Wimbledon last season and has never made it past the fourth round at this tournament. That being said, Thiem is much improved and he looks in outstanding touch as he enters this contest.
Dominic Thiem and Sam Querrey have played each other 4 times in the past. Thiem has won on 3 occasions while Querrey has won once. The most recent match between these two players was last season where Dominic Thiem won in straight sets. Sam Querrey’s win over Dominic Thiem was in 2017 at the Mexican Open.
Sam Querrey enters this match in good form and he will be confident in his ability to challenge Dominic Thiem. That being said, I see the American losing to Thiem. Dominic Thiem has been in outstanding touch and the Austrian is competing with the likes of Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic. While Thiem is weaker on grass than on clay, I still see him being good enough to win this match.