Easy opponent for Dominic at the start of the tournament in Rio de Janeiro on February 19, 2020. Dominic Tim definitely surprised everyone at the Australian Open, because who would have thought that he would be able to get into the finals and finally close Rafael Nadal on his way. But while the Austrian stops at a step.

At what time are Dominic Thiem vs Felipe Meligeni Alves to play?
The game time is February 18, 2020, at 19:00 (GMT-3), 22:00 (UK Time).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Dominic Thiem takes the 4th position and Felipe Meligeni Alves takes the 341th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Dominic have?
Dominic Thiem has won 83% of games.

How many wins and losses does Felipe have?
Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves has losses 2 last games.

Dominic Thiem

Last season, Thiem changed his mentor, and it immediately positively reflected on his game, on quick covers. Indeed, for many years the Austrian was criticized for being dependent on the ground, and then he suddenly made a breakthrough, began to win prestigious tournaments and played in the final of the Final.

The most surprising thing is that the tennis player has absolutely nothing changed in his game, he also acts as aggressively as possible and puts almost all his strength into every shot. Only earlier he made many mistakes, but now for some reason he hasn’t. Where Dominic added significantly is the serve, because he began to constantly vary the direction of the ball.

Easy walk for Dominic Thiem at the start of the ATP tournament in Rio de Janeiro. The Austrian has not played on the ground this season, but he had a great Australian series of tournaments, playing in the final of AO with Novak Djokovic.

Dominic only adds every year, rises higher in the rating (now the fourth Austrian in the world) and shows excellent results not only on profile soil, but also on fast courts. Thiem did not come to Buenos Aires to defend last year’s semifinal, now the tennis player will try to give his best to Rio de Janeiro.

Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves

Mellgeni Rodriguez Alves, who occupies the 341th position in the ranking, received a “wild card” from the tournament organizers and now has the opportunity to prove himself in the home ATP tournament. But with a rival like Thiem, there is no chance, so Felipe will just get a game practice and see what he is capable of.

Meligeni is one of the next promising Spaniards. But he is only talented in words, but in reality he can’t demonstrate anything. After all, the tennis player is already 21 years old, he will spend all his playing time on the Futures, and if he wins somewhere, then only at clay tournaments. Rodriguez does not even try his hand at fast coverings, despite the fact that he acts on the court exclusively in an attacking manner and has a pretty good pitch.

Betting Tips Statistics

  • Thiem scored seven victories in the last ten matches.
  • Meligeni Rodrigues Alves has won four out of six games this season.
  • There were no personal meetings.

Thiem vs Meligeni Predictions

This is the first tournament for Thiem after the Australian Open, so he is definitely not in the best shape. In addition, this is soil where the Austrian did not play for about 7 months. Meligeni had a great chance to gain experience in such a confrontation and, if possible, show himself.

This time, Dominic must overcome the barrier of the first round (last year he lost here to Laszlo Gyere). All that Mellgeni Rodriguez Alves can count on in the upcoming match is a couple of games won on his pitch if he steadily hits the first ball, because taking the second one is not a problem for Thiem.

Our prediction: Dominic Thiem Will Win and Total Will go Under 17,5.

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