Thiem vs Dimitrov
Even though I had Dimitrov to defeat Mahut in straight sets, I did not expect him to crush the Frenchman the way he did. He only allowed breakpoints in the final game where he was serving at 5-4 in the second set and the score quickly went 0-40 until Dimitrov won five points in a row and advanced to the next round, where Thiem awaits.
Thiem defeated Groth 7-6 6-3 in his first round in Brisbane and I do believe it'll turn out to be his last one for this year. He is higher ranked than Dimitrov right now (8th vs 17th) but on fast courts I rate Dimitrov much higher and its no wonder the bookies have him as favorite here.
Thiem did win their sole encounter - last year in Acapulco on clay - in two sets but Dimitrov is a lot more experienced on hardcourt and Dimitrov is serving far too well right now for Thiem to hurt him.
I call another two set victory for Dimitrov, but I'll go for the better safe than sorry approach here and grab him to win the match at great odds.
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|Dimitrov||Pinnacle||1.78||9||1-2 WON (+7.02 units)|