Melbourne: Austria’s Dominic Thiem advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open at Margaret Court Arena here on Saturday.
Thiem defeated American Taylor Fritz 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-4.
The Austrian won the first two games easily but Taylor came back strong in the third set which ended in tie-breaker in the latter’s favour.
Thiem then claimed the fourth set and avoided another five-setter in the tournament.
He will now face Gael Monfils in the fourth round on Sunday, January 26.