Dominic Thim did not have a good first fight at the tournament in Rio de Janeiro. Will the Austrian be able to perform more reliable in the upcoming match against Jaume Munar? – Read in our prediction.

At what time are Jaume Munar and Dominic Thiem to play?
The game time is February 20, 2020, at 7:20 PM EST.

What are the players’ positions in ATP rankings?
Jaume Munar takes the 99nd position and Dominic Thiem takes the 4th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Jaume Munar have?
Jaume Munar has won 40.4% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Dominic Thiem have?
Dominic Thiem has won 65.1% of the games as a favorite.

Jaume Munar

Munar never came out of the crisis. His defeat by Diego Schwarzman (1-6, 5-7) can be regarded as evidence of that. Moreover, in Buenos Aires, the Spaniard failed to cope with Thiago Monteiro (3-6, 3-6). Here in Rio Jaume defeated Salvatore Caruso (7-5, 6-4), but it can hardly be considered a confident victory.

Munar reached the quarter-finals here last year, where he lost to Felix Auger-Aliassime. Now the Spaniard has to defend his rating points.

Munar holds the last but one position in the Top 100. And so will continue many more seasons until the tennis player improves his performance on fast surfaces. After all, at the moment he is completely dependent on the ground courts. When there are no tournaments at the ATP level, he goes down to the Challengers and ignores the hard. But there’s nothing strange about it, because Jaume has a terrible pitch and he does nothing to add to this component.

Dominic Thiem

The 26-year-old Austrian sportsman has the title of the fourth racket in the world and has 7045 points. The prize fund of Thiem is 23,825,893 US dollars. In 2019, Dominic won five prestigious tournaments at once: in Indian Wells, Barcelona, Kitzbuehel, Beijing and Vienna.

In 2017, Tim won the Rio Open too. It seems that Dominic decided to remember the past and came to Brazil again. There’s no other explanation. And maybe that decision was influenced by solid prizes. After all, the tournament’s prize fund is almost two million U.S. dollars.

The first match in these competitions was quite hard for Thiem. In that match the Austrian representative played with an unknown Brazilian Felipe Meligeni. It seems that Dominik underestimated his opponent, as he had to play three sets (6-2, 4-6, 6-1) to win.

Thiem’s attacking potential is unbelievable, as he has some of the best one-handed backhands in the tour. At the same time Dominic has no obvious weaknesses, as he stands out for his high speed on the court and even on fast surfaces he manages to use sliding. Don’t forget the variable pitch, which dominates the court and scores easy points. If previously the tennis player did not show anything on the fast surfaces, now he performs at the highest level in the final stages.

Betting Tips Statistics

Highlights

  • In full-time meetings, the score is 2-0 in Thiem’s favor.
  • This season on the ground, the Austrian won one match. Spaniard – two.
  • In previous matches, Munar lost to Thiem with a difference of six and seven games.
Jaume MunarvsDominic Thiem
99ATP Rank4
22 (1997.05.05)Age26 (1993.09.03)
Santanyi, Mallorca, SpainBirthplaceWiener Neustadt, Austria
Santanyi, Mallorca, SpainResidenceLichtenworth, Austria
6’0″ (183 cm)Height6’1″ (185 cm)
168 lbs (76 kg)Weight174 lbs (79 kg)
Right-HandedPlaysRight-Handed
Two-HandedBackhandOne-Handed
2014Turned Pro2011
2/4YTD Won/Lost7/3
0YTD Titles0
30/44CAREER W/L282/151
0Career Titles16
$1,444,043Career Prize Money$23,825,893

Singles Service Record

Jaume MunarSingles Service Record on hardDominic Thiem
138Aces1,471
65Double Faults637
63%1st Serve60%
69%1st Serve Points Won75%
48%2nd Serve Points Won52%
218Break Points Faced1,243
61%Break Points Saved62%
332Service Games Played2,801
75%Service Games Won83%
61%Total Service Points Won66%

Singles Return Record

Jaume MunarSingles Return Record on hardDominic Thiem
29%1st Serve Return Points Won29%
51%2nd Serve Return Points Won49%
192Break Points Opportunities1,554
34%Break Points Converted37%
326Return Games Played2,813
20%Return Games Won21%
37%Return Points Won36%
49%Total Points Won51%

Previous Head-to-Head Meetings

YearEventSurfaceRNDWinner
2019BarcelonaOutdoor ClayR16Dominic Thiem
2018BarcelonaOutdoor ClayR32Dominic Thiem

Munar vs Thiem Predictions

There is no doubt that Thiem is a clear favorite of the planned meeting. The difference in his opponents’ rating is 95 positions in favor of Dominic. The Austrian tennis player started the current season very actively: he reached the final at the last tournament (lost to Tsitsipas) and reached the final stage at the Australian Open (failed to Djokovic).

  • Our prediction: Dominic Thiem Will Win.

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