Thiem vs Munar J. (By: Iniestaone)
Third round match from ATP Barcelona between Thiem (#5) and Munar (#57)
Munar defeated Tiafoe in the last round 2-0 but I can't say I liked his overall performance, he had an amazing first set with four aces, 74% first serve and 90% points won on that first serve while giving away zero breakpoints. In the second set, his inconsistency shone through and he replaced the aces with double faults (three), first serve went down to 57% and he was broken twice. Still, his fighting spirit is something to uplift from that as he clawed his way back into the set and eventually won it 6-3.
Thiem had a much better start as he disposed of Schwartzman 6-3 6-3, it was partly an awful match from Schwartzman but Thiem needed that after his poor performances since winning Indian Wells
Munar and Thiem played in Barcelona last year where Thiem won 7-6 6-1, the tiebreak in the first set was long and close and we saw the same pattern as we often see with Munar whereas he will do a very big set but then drop his level of play. He has grown a lot as a player since that encounter and I think he has every chance of taking a set from Thiem here before eventually losing, I think Thiem will end up winning this but it should be a long match where Munar takes one of the first two sets, he most certainly has the quality to do so against a Thiem who isn't as adapted to the surface as Munar is which plays a big role on clay. Munar also has very big crowd support in Spain which was evident against Tiafoe.
Thiem vs Munar J. predictions
|Munar +1.5 sets||Pinnacle||2.04||10||2-0 LOST (-10 units)|
Thiem vs Munar J. betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).