Dominic Thiem advances to fourth-round of Australian Open

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.

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