New York (AP) – Austrian Dominic Thiem easily made it to the second round of the US Open. The number three in the tennis world led 7: 6 (8: 6), 6: 3 in his opening match against Spain’s Jaume Munar in New York when his opponent had to retire due to an injury.
Thiem is one of the favorites in New York, also because Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are missing this year. At the Australian Open in January, 26-year-old Thiem had already reached the final, but lost to Novak Djokovic there. In New York, Thiem is number two.