Australian Open 2021 - 'Out of gas' Dominic Thiem knocked out by Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets
Number three seed Dominic Thiem has been knocked out, suffering a brutal loss to Grigor Dimitrov in three sets. Eurosport expert Tim Henman reacted to the "big, big upset" by noting that he believes the 2020 US Open was quite simply "out of gas" in the match following his epic clash with Nick Kyrgios.
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Dominic Thiem of Austria embrace at the net following their Men's Singles fourth round match
Number three seed Dominic Thiem has been knocked out of the Australian Open in a straight-sets defeat - 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 - to Grigor Dimitrov after little more than two hours on court on Rod Laver Arena.
Last year’s Australian Open finalist looked tired following his five-set comeback victory over Nick Kyrgios on Friday and lacked any spark straight from the off against the Bulgarian number 18 seed.
Dimitrov, who entered the match notably fresher after Pablo Carreno Busta was forced to pull out early of their third-round clash through injury, has not dropped a set at this year's Australian Open so far.
The US Open champion Thiem looked out of sorts from the beginning of the contest.
The first two sets followed the same pattern with Thiem taking an early 3-1 lead only for Dimitrov to charge back at him and clinch the set. The Austrian was unable to rouse himself in the third set as he suffered a bagel.