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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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WWW Sydney QF: Evans v.s Thiem

If thiem is at all bothered by finishing so late in his first match with elias then i could see evans having a chance. Dan does have some great wins to his name but on faster surfaces than here . that being said because he has those wins you cant totally overlook him, he is dangerous and it does seem like his aggressive style would bother dominic. still unless he's fatigued id say thiem will win this. maybe in 3 again
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Re: WWW Sydney QF: Evans v.s Thiem

If Evans plays well he can frustrate and trouble Thiem by putting a lot of balls in awkward positions but if he isn't at or near his best he won't be able to cope with Thiem's power. His defensive play is no where near the standard that Elias produced today so he needs to use his court craft to keep Thiem off balance and on the back foot if he is to make a match of it.
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Re: WWW Sydney QF: Evans v.s Thiem

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I am feeling an upset here. Thiem is world-class, but there is something great about Evans. He has that extra feel, sense - you name it - that makes him look incredible at times and hes been in form lately. His short takebacks will do some damage in this match, even if Sydney is a mud.
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After having played such a tough match, I think Thiem will improve his level of play and beat Evans in 2 easy sets.

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Re: WWW Sydney QF: Evans v.s Thiem

Dan has such an uneven playing level sometimes. He was quite crap last week in Perth from all accounts and now he's in a QF of an ATP tournament this week. It's a bit like his US Open form - it always seems to come out of nowhere. Who knows with this match? I don't know if a Thiem win is good for his AO prospects or not. I think this is going to be another three setter - but am being cowardly here and not predicting a winner.

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Dan has such an uneven playing level sometimes. He was quite crap last week in Perth from all accounts and now he's in a QF of an ATP tournament this week. It's a bit like his US Open form - it always seems to come out of nowhere.
I don't think he really cared about the Hopman Cup, he tweeted a picture of a wooden spoon at the end of the week. It was just a way of getting plenty of high level tennis as a warm up for the serious stuff.

Overall though he is always going to be a bit inconsistent for at least two reasons. First of all he plays very aggressive tennis even though he doesn't have the height or natural power that he would ideally have for that style. To succeed at this level he is red lining things on a regular basis. On his good days he consistently hits the ball a few inches inside the line but on his bad days he is frequently out by a few inches. Secondly it is down to his personality, he is a big time player and thrives on the challenge of taking on good players in front of big crowds. Put him in an outside court against a journeyman in front of a handful of people and his motivation often drops. He once said something "What is the point of playing well if there are only 4 people watching?".
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