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Thiem celebrates 27th birthday with US Open win

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-09-04 13:42
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Dominic Thiem of Austria hits a volley against Sumit Nagal of India (not pictured) on day four of the 2020 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, US, Sep 3, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - Dominic Thiem of Austria made it a 27th birthday to remember on Thursday when the second seed completed a comprehensive 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 US Open second round victory over India's Sumit Nagal.

"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand. I did that very well today."

The Austrian will now challenge 2014 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia in the third round. Thiem has a 2-0 lead in their head-to-head series.

"He's one of the big champions of the last decade, one of the very few active players, who won a Grand Slam tournament here in New York," Thiem said of Cilic. "Even though he's not on the top of his game, he's always dangerous for a deep run in these big tournaments. He's not a guy I want to face in the third round as he's a former champion. On a good day, he can beat anybody. It's going to be a real tough one." 

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