Australian Open | Thiem eases into second spherical


Dominic Thiem overcame an early wobble earlier than overpowering Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6(2) 6-2 6-3 to achieve the second spherical of the Australian Open on Monday.

Third seed Thiem was damaged twice within the first set and needed to struggle off a set level at 6-5 earlier than rallying to take the tie break at Rod Laver Area.

The Austrian, crushed in a five-set closing by Novak Djokovic final yr, discovered his rhythm and ended up racing to the end, breaking Kukushkin to like to seal the match.

U.S. Open champion Thiem will meet the winner of Dominik Koepfer and Hugo Dellien for a spot within the third spherical.

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