On September 10th, Dominic Thiem became the prime Austrian in capturing a spot in the Open Semi-Finals from the USA after winning straight-sets against the Australian Alex de Minaur during the quarterfinals that were held in the Grand Slam, in Queens, New York. De Minaur was aiming to become the youngest US Open Semi-finalist after Juan Martin in 2009.

In the two-hour four-minute match, Thiem scored 11 aces on Wednesday in the USTA Billie Jean King national tennis centre. He then later advanced to compete against Daniil Medvedev in a semifinal match on Friday. Medvedev Hard also advanced ahead with a straight-sets win against Andrey Rublev.

Theim had already beaten his previous opponent, who was a promising player, Felix Auger-Aliassime from Canada.

Dominic Thiem has said that it is going to be a difficult phase in his present competition, but he is optimistic about it and also said that he looks forward to it. In addition to his previous words, he also mentioned that he had a sweeping sense since the beginning and that at the moment there is no Rafa, Roger, Novak, although there are Daniil, Pablo, and Sascha. He also said that the three players, including him, are going to give their best in the competitions and they all deserve the first major titles.  

The gameplay has been described as follows

Dominic Theim

Theim has displayed a professional way of taking command of the rallies by using deep and powerful groundstrokes. He also showed us how angled the drives were made along with slice backhands and the effective treks in the net. During the net, Thiem scored a total of 12 points out of 16. All of these splendid tricks done by Dominics’ allowed him to earn a winning place and beat his opponent De Minaur. The scores that Dominic’s had earned to win against his opponent De Minaur was 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Dominic Thiem had held 4-all and then went ahead to flex the muscle management. Followed by his signature backhand that is reported to have bent De Minaur’s racquet as he was reaching for a volley and then Dominic’s broke at 15 and then served out the match.

Diego Schwartzman, who is Dominic’s friend and world number 13, praised his win by saying that “he (Dominic’s) deserved to win”. In addition to that, Schwartzman also said that Dominics is his friend and that is doing really great in the prestigious game. Diego also hopes that perhaps, here is his opportunity. Dominics has the opportunity to win the Grand Slam moreover that he justifies winning it. Diego wishes him plenty of good luck for the semifinals, and he hopes to see him in the finals again.

It is also said that There has given the generation to come a chance to catch a glimpse of how high-level pro tennis will be.

It is indeed a proud time for Austria and Dominic and his family and friends, for being the leading Austrian in reaching the US Open Semi-finals for Tennis.