On January 7, Dominic Thiem will try to win his second match in the ATP Cup. On this day, he will meet with Hubert Hurkacz. Will the match be easy for the Austrian? – read in our prediction.
The representative of Austria did not start properly in the new season, as Dominic himself said, he is disappointed with the result, but hopes to correct the mistakes and adequately perform in the next matches. Recall that the confrontation between Austria and Croatia ended with a score of 3-0 in favor of the Croat, then Tim lost to Choric in three games. Dominic powerfully spent last season, finished it in 4th position in the ranking, won 5 major tournaments, and repeatedly performed in the final stages of other competitions. Dominic qualified for the “Final Tournament”, where he also demonstrated excellent preparation. At the group stage, the Austrian beat Djokovic, Federer, and in the playoffs he figured out Zverev. In the finals, Tim did not have the strength to squeeze Stefanos Tsitsipas, who also made a big deal on the tour last year. After a disappointing defeat, Tim did not play anywhere, he admits that it is very difficult for him to start the new season and this was visible in the match with Chorich. Now Tim is fighting for a ball for his team with Schwartzman and led the score in the first set. On his pitch, the Austrian acts more confidently, makes less mistakes and tries to seize the initiative all the time.
Hurkacz can be pleased with the past season, as well as performances already in the new. The representative of Poland won two victories for his team, defeated Choric and Schwartzman, but this did not affect the total score, the Poles lost both oppositions. Hubert is now in great shape, he plays well, acts confidently on his pitch, steadily hits the court with the second ball, in the match against the Croat, Hubert was stronger, and spent the whole meeting in one breath. The Poles no longer make sense to fight, they still will not leave the group, and even expect to get into the playoffs for additional conditions will not work. For Hurkacz, of course, there is an opportunity to better prepare for the Australian series of tournaments, especially since the hard segment is the best time to prove yourself and show your best tennis in your career. The 22-year-old tennis player has great potential, therefore, we expect him to play an incredible game in 2020.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Last year, Hurkacz beat Thiem in two sets on hard.
- In 2019, the Austrian won 15 matches on hard. Pole – 23.
Dominic Thiem vs Hubert Hurkacz Predicrtion
Dominic greatly added to the game on hard, powerfully spent the ending of the season and is now able to take revenge. With Schwartzman, Thiem spent almost the entire fight on the back line, in long rallies, steadily served and played cool at the reception. By the next meeting, Dominic will go into full rhythm and will defeat Hubert Hurkacz without any problems.