Dominic Thiem’s stunning reaction to underarm serve from Alexander Bublik at French Open

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 0

Dominic Thiem just showed everyone the best way to deal with an underarm serve.

Playing against Alexander Bublik of Russia in the second round of the French Open on Thursday, Thiem encountered an underarm serve in the second game of the third set.

He reacted to it, and how! Rushing on to the net, the Austrian star unleashed a flawless drop shot, which his opponent just didn’t expect and Thiem won the point.

No wonder, Bublik wore a perplexed look as the crowd applauded Thiem’s tactic.

It, however, wasn’t until the Russian youngster deceived Thiem with the other way of serving.

Thiem, the No. 4 seed, went on to clinch a 6-3 6-7 6-3 7-5 win and set up a third-round clash against Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas. 

“Today was very difficult,” Thiem was quoted as saying by ATP World Tour. “It was a tough match-up for me because there were almost no rallies… He gave me no rhythm at all. 

“He did it very well, actually… I was playing really bad once I got into the rally, which made it even more difficult. Somehow the fire never got there. It was four close sets, only two hours 30 [minutes], almost a fifth.”


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