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Thiem just much more consistent and fitter player. FAA gave his all in the first set that lasted over an hour and could no longer match Thiem's intensity afterwards. The third set was a formality. Thiem didn't place his serve particularly well but the rest of his game worked nicely. I really like how he's regularly running around the BH with success. Thiemdev SF looms...
 

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What a great display from Thiem! You got this title in your pocket, baby! Go for it ! As for FAA the best thing in this match was watching him bouncy sexy shorts.
 

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Way too strong from Thiem.
 

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Do you click submit upon flashscore calling it? I refreshed the site as the score was called lol.

Anyway, masterclass from the Dominator and current world‘s best.

Get the title, big guy.

But but exhibitions don‘t show anything! Lol

MTF clowns criticizing a 20-year old in his 10th ever slam match for a great R4 achievement after destroying Murray and Moutet.
 

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Congrats to Dominant Thiem.
 

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When Djokovic was disqualified I picked Medvedev as the tournament favorite, but based on Thiem's performance today I think he can take the title if he maintains this form. He seems to have adjusted to the court speeds much better now, after looking like he was mistiming his shots at Cincinnati. Winner of the (probable) semifinal between Dominic and Daniil will probably win the US Open.
 

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How disappointing. Faa didn’t even try after losing the first set
 

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Classic Thiem in the first set. Got BPs in multiple games, converted only one and played a dreadful game when serving for the set. The rest of the set was great from both, several excellent rallies. Close match till 0-3 in the second, then demolition.

Thiem is so good in rallies right now. Heavy shots, but not rocket missiles 2018 Nadal match. Forehand and backhand both outstanding. Definition of controlled aggression. Superb transitioning, great passing shots. Massu deserves every praise.

FAA is a rough diamond. Great first serve, okay second. Going hard with the next shot to kill a weaker return or at least to take control of the rally is no-brainer, but that's where FAA lost any chances he had. 10 UEs minimum from exactly this position. Another 10 UEs minimum when rallying, half of them not even being tough ones. That's maybe a bit more than half the UEs; rest of them coming from rallying BHs, mostly cross court. If he wants to finish the points at the net, his net approaches and volleys need to improve too. He returned fine, just not especially deep or hard.
 

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This was unexpected. Based on the way he brushed aside Murray and Moutet, I thought this match was going to be competitive at least. Other than his opening match against Monteiro, Felix was dominant all week. Thiem is really in a good position to win his first Grand Slam.
 

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What a disgraceful performance from Felix after the first set. He was never likely to win this match, but he didn't even fight for it. Completely lost focus after failing to get a break early in the 2nd and then just gave up. It's only his first R16 in a slam but he'll regret that one for a while.
 

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Thiem would have crushed Nole in this form.
And FAA is no different than the other top next gen so far, they can play at high peaks for a while but they lack the brain to keep it consistent, their motivation and accuracy is shortlived, hopefully the overhyping will stop now, at least wait until they really provide some proof
 

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What a disgraceful performance from Felix after the first set. He was never likely to win this match, but he didn't even fight for it. Completely lost focus after failing to get a break early in the 2nd and then just gave up. It's only his first R16 in a slam but he'll regret that one for a while.
Why would he regret anything about this match? Onwards and upwards from here. Not like he blew an opportunity.
 
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Even though the scoreline shows Dominic won this in straight sets in convincing style this match was actually quite tricky for the World no. 3. Especially in the very tight first set that could have gone either way. It was a very “physical” match. Both players engaged in brutal baseline exchanges and in the majority of them Dominic usually prevailed playing a winner or forcing Felix into an error. Dominic also returned excellently Felix’s great serve (his big asset) – this is probably the most improved element of his game on hard court in the last few years. In sets 2 and 3 Felix’s level dropped and Dominic began his show playing the best tennis in this tournament so far. Hitting winners at will and defending great. He can still improve of course – especially regarding serving out the first sets. :p

Dominic scored a great win today – one of the biggest hurdles in his chase for his maiden slam title is now behind him. But make no mistake: Felix Auger-Aliassime is an amazing talent. He wasn’t ready yet to beat Dominic Thiem tonight but when he improves his game (and he’s still only 20 years old!) in the next few years he will be a very difficult player to beat. And after watching him in this tournament I’m pretty sure he’ll win many slams in his career.

So here we are: 2nd USO QF! 4 down, 3 to go! Time to make the next step to greatness, champ!
 

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gd luck Thiem
 

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Well done Dominic ! If Dominic had not made an horrible game when serving for the set at 5/4 in the first set, the score could have been heavier. Felix has been given a lesson. From the double break on in the second set, Felix looked completely lost on the court and did not believe anymore in his chance.
 
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