Match: Dominic Thiem – Samuel Groth Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 9 June, 2016
Start time: 10:00 UK
This game from the 2nd round of the Mercedes Cup on grass in Stuttgart is between Austria’s Dominic Thiem and Australian Samuel Groth.
With a record 40 wins and 11 losses on the circuit, Thiem (7th in the world) is the good surprise of the season at the moment. He reached semi-finals at Roland Garros, defeated by Djokovic in 3 sets. The Austrian left apparent on a title to land on Nice after a win against Alexander Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 6-0. Thiem also won this year tournaments in Buenos Aires and Acapulco.
Sam Groth is on 115th position in the world. He won only 2 matches out of 12 this season and fell beyond the 100th place worldwide. After a lose in the first round at Roland Garros by Rafael Nadal, the huge Australian server attempted to reassure on the grass at Challenger level by playing the Manchester tournament but was defeated in 1/4 finals by Denis Kudla with 2-6, 6-7 (13). On 1st round here he beat Illya Marchenko 7-5, 6-4, but his upcoming opponent is much stronger.
This will be the first duel between the two players. Thiem should logically win against Groth. The Austrian can even win in 2 sets.