Thiem colleges Ruud to achieve fourth round at Roland Garros

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Third seed Dominic Thiem was not at his finest however still had adequate firepower to see off the problem from Norway’s Casper Ruud with a 6-Four 6-Three 6-1 win to march into the fourth round of the French Open on Friday.

The U.S. Open champion, who misplaced two Rafa Nadal within the last two finals at Roland Garros, struggled together with his serve within the opening set and confronted six breakpoints however improved because the match progressed below the closed roof of Court Philippe Chatrier.

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Facing the 21-year-old Ruud for the primary time, the Austrian broke the 28th seed’s serve six instances and hit 32 winners to seal the match with a fifth ace on his second matchpoint.

Thiem, 27, will subsequent meet the winner of the match between former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and native hope Hugo Gaston.

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