Nice match. Thiem started slow but got better as the match went on. Ruud could hardly contain Thiem's weapons, powered by his fitness and variety, some sweet slices and even baseline half-volleys there. Thiem made it hard on himself in the first set by making a lot of errors from commanding positions as he is wont at times, but held 4/5 times despite struggling in every game. After breaking Ruud in a long game to start off the second set, Thiem grew bolder and dispatched Ruud comfortably for the rest of the match. If he can bring the level from the second part of this match rather than the first, everyone is in trouble (at least he won't be easy to beat).