Marcos Giron vs. Dominic Thiem - 2021 Madrid Open Second Round
Tuesday, May 4th 2021
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Dominic Thiem (3) meets Marcos Giron in the second round of the 2021 Madrid Open on Tuesday, May 4th 2021.
Will Dominic Thiem make a strong statement in his long awaited debut as he looks to get his rhythm back and motivation as well, or will Marcos Giron come in here and spoil the party?
Marcos Giron put on a strong performance in the first round, beating Pablo Andujar in 3 tight sets 6-7/7-6/7-5. Marcos Giron is not well known on the ATP Tour and he has a long way to go if he is to make anything out of his career on the ATP Tour. Giron mainly focuses his time on the Challenger Tour where he knows he can actually compete some weeks for titles. However, here on clay, he is not in his comfort zone, and he will find it harder and harder against tougher opponents such as Dominic Thiem.
Thiem is back and he is looking to show everyone that he is probably one of the best players on clay alongside Rafael Nadal. The 2x Roland Garros Finalist will want to come here to Madrid and put on a dominant display to get his clay court season started right, and give him the confidence and the momentum when he goes into the next few weeks of tournaments in both Rome and in Paris. Dominic Thiem knows that he won't be at his peak right from the start, but he will definitely put in the hard work to ensure he gets there as fast as possible.
This is going to be the 1st meeting between both players, and Dominic Thiem will be very determined to not let any chances go here as he makes his longly awaited return. Marcos Giron is a good player, but not on clay, and he will have to reach levels he has never played at if he wants to be even remotely competitive. Dominic Thiem, on the other hand, has won many matches on clay and reached the late stages of this tournament in the past. Dominic Thiem to win in straight sets.