Dominic Thiem —

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The hard­hit­ting Thiem has reached the US Open fourth round three times, but his long back­swings and deep po­si­tion­ing are ill­suited for hard courts. The 24­year­old Aus­trian has cap­tured only one hard court ti­tle. The 2018 French Open fi­nal­ist should study how Nadal changed his

tech­nique and tac­tics to ex­cel on faster sur­faces. The No. 8 Thiem could get up­set early.

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