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Thiem is eliminated by Dimitrov in the round of 16 at the Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia /

Dominic Thiem (world number 3), without energy after his marathon of the previous round against Nick kyrgios, was defeated this Sunday in the round of 16 of the Australian Open tennis by Grigor Dimitrov by 6-4, 6-4 and 6-0, in little more than two hours.

“It was one of those days when I had to be focused on my game and what I had to do. I could see that I was struggling, but I managed to stay focused during the three sets,” said the Bulgarian.

DimitrovThe 29-year-old, a former world No. 3, will play the quarter-finals for the fourth time in Melbourne, where he reached the semi-finals in 2017.

In the next round, the Bulgarian will face the 114th seed, the Russian Aslan Karatsev, who plays his first Grand Slam, winner against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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