Hugo Dellien will take to Court Simone- Mathieu shortly
It is still between 1am- 4am in the US at the moment, 7PM in Australia, 10am in the UK.
Thiem will be coming into this match with almost no real best of 5 matches in 18 months, with his last feature in the later stages in a slam being way back in 2020.
Dellien is a seasoned journeyman, who knows what it takes to get a win. In 2022, Dellien has a win-loss record of 4-9, while Thiem is winless, and 0-4 so far in 2022.
Dellien has won the opening game of the match.
Thiem has been shaky on serve so far, and is down a mini break in his opening service game
Scores are level at 30-all in game 2 of set 1
It is now deuce in game 2 of set 1
Dellien now has a break point
Thiem has served a fault
Thiem has hit a one-handed winner into the right hand side of Dellien! Deuce
Thiem has won his opening service game. 1-1
Dellien has hit a forehand slice into the upper left hand side of the court. 1-1 30-love
Thiem hits it wide. 40 love. Break point for Dellien
Dellien finishes the shot, 2-1 Dellien
Thiem hits a backhand into the net 15-0
Thiem overcooks the forehand and it goes out 30-0
After a longer rally, Thiem dumps his shot into the net 40-0
Thiem nails the overhead smash 40-15
Dellien has broken Thiem 3-1 Dellien
Dellien is racing away 3-1 40-0
Thiem wins arguably his best point of the match, with a difficult overhead smash after painting the line in the previous shot. He will not go down just yet. Game point saved
Thiem has levelled nicely. Deuce
Unlucky there. Thiem approached the net and Dellien hit his shot towards the baseline. 4-1 Dellien
Thiem hits a GUTSY forehand slice to go up to 40 in his service game 5-3 40-0
Thiem HOLDS! The score is a lot closer now than the initial rude awakening. 5-3 Dellien
Dellien overcooks that forehand while on serve. 15 -all
Thiem STRAIGHTENS out that backhand. 30 all
Thiem didn’t get enough interest or angle on that shot. 40- 30 Dellien
Dellien takes the first set. 6-3 DELLIEN