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Dominic Thiem received his first Grand Slam match in additional than two years with a straight-set victory over Alexander Bublik on the US Open.
Nonetheless, Thiem put in a strong show to beat twenty fifth seed Bublik 6-3 6-2 6-4.
“I could not have wished for a greater place like right here with all of the reminiscences,” he stated.
Thiem’s final win at a Grand Slam got here on the 2021 Australian Open, the place he reached the fourth spherical.
The 29-year-old had misplaced within the first spherical in his previous six Grand Slam appearances.
Nonetheless, it was becoming that he discovered his type in New York, town the place he fought back to beat Alexander Zverev and declare a long-awaited main title.
“Right now is fairly particular. It means rather a lot to me that this primary Grand Slam victory after this harm occurred right here on the US Open,” Thiem added.
“It was my first main harm on my wrist, which is essential for my sport. It simply took time to get well and to get the arrogance again within the wrist.”
Thiem had confronted a tough opponent in Bublik, who marked his greatest run at a Grand Slam with a fourth-round displaying at Wimbledon, however the Kazakh struggled for consistency.
He hit 17 double faults in an error-strewn efficiency, with Thiem serving out the match on the second try and arrange a gathering with rising American star Ben Shelton.
“The Grand Slam victory in 2020 sadly got here with out the group (as a consequence of Covid-19 protocols) so I am tremendous pleased that each one the followers are again,” he stated.
“I hope I could make one other good run with all of the vitality from the group.”
Afterward Monday, Novak Djokovic performs his first US Open match since 2021 as he kicks off his marketing campaign on Arthur Ashe Stadium towards world quantity 84 Alexandre Muller.
On Louis Armstrong Stadium, seventh seed Stefanos Tsitsipas takes on former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic who’s making his comeback to the game this summer season after practically two years out as a consequence of harm.