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Now, is Thiem once again an overrated player on MTF? :shrug:
 

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Uncle Latso in clear ruins, once again.

Expected result, Thiem isn't a natural grass court player, but I'm sure he'll become somewhat decent in the future. It's a shame he wasn't able to close out the first set, might've been a different match then.
 

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He is not being overrated in my opinion, Thiem is still young and has to win more experience and get more consistent. But maybe you are right in the point that people is expecting too much from him at this moment and putting too much pressure on his shoulders. He is a very good player, he is high quality material but that potential to be a great player has not been developed yet and will take time until Thiem is 100% adapted to the tour. He already proved that he has a lot of talent and he has the power to make some upsets. He didn't play on grass in all his life until one month ago, so you can't expect a lot from him. Now better to rest a little bit and regroup his game for the next tournaments.
 

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Good win for Saville after match point down in qualifying :cool:
 

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Not sure why anyone would be that surprised. This was a 50/50 match at best, Thiem isn't good or experianced on grass yet, and it suits Saville more than Thiem. Saville playing well qualified, and should have been expected to win this. It's not going to be that long until he breaks into the top 100.

As for Thiem he'll learn how to play on grass with more experiance, but you can't expect that to happen in his first go around.
 

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Very bad result for Thiem. Saville served a lot of aces and it seems that Tihem struggles with the lack of time to prepare his shots.
 

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Saville played well and exposed some of the weaknesses in Thiem's game. He maintained his focus well after dropping the 3rd set and squandering those BPs early in the 4th. The backhand volley to win the match was stunning. :yeah:

Thiem has the potential to be a very good player but he is overrated at the moment.
 

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Pressure is a very powerfull thing.

Here at MTF and in real world. Things can go south very fast. Not everyone deals with pressure the same way. And to expect to much from a young player could be more harmfull then heplfull.
He has along way to go but to loose to Saville?
 

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People forget that these two are the same age. Expected result and good win for Saville. He took advantage of an excellent draw, much easier to transition to the main tour playing someone you came up against in juniors. Thiem will improve on grass as his overall game develops.
 

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Has DT not played on grass as junior?
Yes. In 2011 he made 3rd round of Wimby and lost to the guy who lost to the guy who lost to the guy who lost to the Champion Luke Saville.

2010 he lost 1st round.

He's not good on grass...yet. But if Nadal can learn how to play and win on grass anyone can.
 

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Disgusting from Thiem, but it was expected considering this is grass and Dominic is still all over the place after that virus.
 

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Shocking from Thiem. Expected so much more from him :(
 

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Exit from ST, terrible loss but lost to youngster from his generation rather than mugs, so accepted
 
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