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Tel Aviv Open LIVE: Marin Cilic faces Dominic Thiem in blockbuster first round

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Tel Aviv Open LIVE: Marin Cilic, who is the second seed at the Tel Aviv Open faces Dominic Thiem in the second…

Tel Aviv Open LIVE: Marin Cilic, who is the second seed at the Tel Aviv Open faces Dominic Thiem in the second round of the tournament on Tuesday. Cilic is yet to win a match against Thiem in their last four meetings and is looking for his first win against the Austrian. While this is the first match for Cilic, Thiem defeated Laslo Djere in the first round.  Follow Tel Aviv Open 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

Tel Aviv Open LIVE: Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem to fight for quarterfinal spot at Tel Aviv Open 2022 – Follow Thiem vs Cilic LIVE updates 

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  • out of action for nearly a year since June 2021 after suffering a wrist injury.
  • He returned to action this year in March at the Marbella Challenger, where he suffered first round exit.
  • He continued to face first round exit in six tournaments that included Serbia Open, Estoril Open, Madrid Open, Italian Open, Geneva Open and French Open.
  • After the French Open, he played at the Salzburg Challenger where he won his first match this season by defeating compatriot Filip Misolic in the first round.
  • He then reached the quarterfinals at Swedish Open, where he lost to Sebastian Baez in three sets.
  • At the Gstaad Open this year, he registered his best performance of the year so far by reaching the semifinal. He lost the match to Matteo Berrettini in straight sets.
  • He then played at home in the Austrian Open and made it to the quarterfinal. He also reached the third round at the Winston-Salem Open.
  • A former champion at the US Open, this year he crashed out from the first round after losing to 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in four sets.
  • He last played at the Moselle Open, where he bowed out from the second round at the Moselle Open.
  • He started the Tel Aviv Open by defeating Laslo Djere in the first round in three sets.
Tel Aviv Open LIVE: Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem to fight for quarterfinal spot at Tel Aviv Open 2022 - Follow Thiem vs Cilic LIVE updates 
Tel Aviv Open LIVE: Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem to fight for quarterfinal spot at Tel Aviv Open 2022 – Follow Thiem vs Cilic LIVE updates 
  • Marin Cilic started the year by reaching back-to-back semifinals at both the Adelaide International tournaments. He then faced fourth round defeat at Australian Open.
  • He reached the quarterfinals at Qatar Open and lost to Karen Khachanov in three sets.
  • He then suffered first round exits at Dubai Tennis Championships anddd Indian Wells Masters. he faced second round defeat at Miami Open.
  • He started the clay court season at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he bowed out from the second round. he faced first round defeat at Estoril Open and another second round defeat at Madrid Open.
  • At the Italian Open, he managed to reach the third round and lost to Cristian Garin in a three-setter.
  • At the French Open, he showed good form and defeated World No.1 Daniil Medvedev in the fourth round. He went all the way to the semifinal, where he lost to Casper Ruud.
  • He began the grass court season with a semifinal appearance at Queen’s Club Championships but missed the Wimebledon after testing positive for Covid-19.
  • He then played at the Canadian Open and was ousted from the third round. At Cincinnati Masters, he defeated Jaume Munar in straight sets in the first round and went past Emil Ruusuvuori in three sets in the second round.

Thiem vs Cilic Head-to-Head: The upcoming contests will be the fifth time both the players will face each other in the ATP tour. All their last four meetings were won by Dominic Thiem. They last met at the Roland Garros in 2020. Cilic is the higher ranked player and enters the contest as the favourite, but it won’t be easy to defeat an opponent like Thiem given his poor record against the Austrian. A blockbuster contest is on the cards.

Where to watch Tel Aviv Open 2022 LIVE? 

The matches at the Tel Aviv Open can be watched LIVE on Tennis Channel.

Tel Aviv Open LIVE: Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem to fight for quarterfinal spot at Tel Aviv Open 2022 – Follow Thiem vs Cilic LIVE updates 



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