Dominic Thiem prolonged his profitable streak to 6 fits on Wednesday as he started his bid to seize the Rolex Paris Masters name.
The fifth-seeded Austrian, immediately off lifting an ATP Excursion-best 5th trophy this yr on the Erste Financial institution Open (d. Schwartzman), battled exhausting to overcome Milos Raonic 7-6(5), 5-7, 6-Four over two hours and 38 mins.
Nitto ATP Finals qualifier Thiem, who has gained two of his previous 3 tournaments, withstood 54 winners — together with 30 aces — from Raonic and is going on to stand Belgian No. 12 seed David Goffin or Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria within the 3rd spherical on Thursday.
Thiem recovered from a third deficit with six immediately issues within the first-set tie-break, which ended with the 26-year-old forcing Raonic right into a backhand error. Raonic stored 3 destroy issues at 4-Four in the second one set and later capitalised on the internet with a backhand volley to stage the scoreline.
3 forehand mistakes by means of Raonic at 4-Four within the deciding set passed Thiem his first provider destroy. Mins later, the Austrian completed with a forehand winner to near out his 46th fit win of a career-best ATP Excursion season, which is able to conclude with a season finale look at The O2 in London from 10-17 November.
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