In the quarterfinals of the tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Dominic Thiem will play with Gianluca Mager. The meeting will take place on February 21. Will the Austrian be able to easily defeat the enemy?

At what time are Thiem vs Mager to play?
The game time is February 21, 2020, at 18:00 (GMT-3), 21:00 (UK Time).

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Dominic Thiem takes the 4 position and Gianluca Mager takes the 128 position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Thiem have?
Dominic Thiem has won 82% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Mager have?
Gianluca Mager has won 65% of the games as a favorite.

Dominic Thiem

The representative of Austria is 26 years old, he is in 4th position in the ATP rating. Last year Thiem spent amazingly and won five titles.

This year, Dominic also performs successfully: the finals at the Australian Open and the Final Tournament are the best proof of this. In 2019, at a competition in Rio de Janeiro, the Austrian unexpectedly dropped out in the first round (lost to Gyore). This time Dominic dealt with Alves and Munar Clar

In recent months, Thiem has been heard by everyone and all this thanks to rather unexpected progress on fast coatings. After all, everyone is accustomed to the fact that if somewhere an Austrian performs in the final stages, then only at clay tournaments.

The most amazing thing is that Dominic has not changed anything in his game of hard, he is also trying to finish up the rallies in a few hits and constantly put pressure on his opponents. What the Austrian really added was the pitch, as he finally began to vary the direction of the ball, and not just feed it into the body, as he had done before.

Gianluca Mager

For many years, the wizard could not prove himself on the tour, because he traveled to the Futures and Challengers, where at best he alternated victories with defeats. However, last season, everything suddenly changed, and he significantly improved the results.

This happened due to the fact that the Italian began to change stylistically. If previously a tennis player acted on the court only in number two, now from the very first rallies he seizes the initiative and acts super aggressively. This season, Gianluca even began to try his hand at the ATP tour and is approaching his debut in the top 100.

Mager continues to amaze with his confident game in this tournament. He began his journey to Rio with a qualification, where he confidently dealt with the Argentinean Collarini (6-1, 6-2) and the Hungarian Balazs (6-0, 6-2). In the main competition grid, the Italian continued his extravaganza, beating Casper Ruud (7-6, 7-5) and Joao Domingues (6-3, 7-6).

Last season, the representative of Italy performed well on the ground. This is his favorite cover. He even won the Challenger in Barletta.

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • Opponents do not yet have face-to-face meetings.
  • Thiem won two matches this season on clay. Mager – five.
Dominic ThiemvsGianluca Mager
4ATP Rank128
26 (1993.09.03)Age25 (1994.12.01)
Wiener Neustadt, AustriaBirthplaceSanremo, Italy
Lichtenworth, AustriaResidenceSanremo, Italy
6’1″ (185 cm)Height6’2″ (188 cm)
174 lbs (79 kg)Weight170 lbs (77 kg)
Right-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
One-HandedBackhandTwo-Handed
2011Turned Pro2013
7/3YTD Won/Lost1/1
0YTD Titles0
282/151CAREER W/L2/3
16Career Titles0
$23,825,893Career Prize Money$283,301

Singles Service Record

Dominic ThiemSingles Service Record on clayGianluca Mager
748Aces17
443Double Faults11
61%1st Serve59%
73%1st Serve Points Won65%
54%2nd Serve Points Won54%
1,004Break Points Faced31
63%Break Points Saved55%
2,076Service Games Played40
82%Service Games Won65%
65%Total Service Points Won60%

Singles Return Record

Dominic ThiemSingles Return Record on clayGianluca Mager
33%1st Serve Return Points Won28%
53%2nd Serve Return Points Won50%
1,448Break Points Opportunities26
41%Break Points Converted46%
2,075Return Games Played41
29%Return Games Won29%
40%Return Points Won37%
52%Total Points Won49%

Thiem vs Mager Predictions

The absolute favorite of the scheduled meeting is Thiem. The difference in the ranking of future opponents is 124 positions in favor of the representative of Austria. However, it is worth noting that the current tournament is already too small for the fourth racket of the world.

This is probably why Dominic allowed himself to present one set to his opponents in the last two rounds. The Austrian wins and does not forget to amuse the audience.

Mager should be given credit: the Italian overcame the qualifications, and in the main grid figured out with good primers. Thiem certainly is obliged to win, but he will give a game to the hardworking Gianluca.

  • Our prediction: Thiem Will Win and Gianluca Mager handicap of +4.5 games.

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