Dominic Thiem was broken in game one of the first set to love. Temporaly nerves? He was making unforced errors, but was slowly warming up and getting better.
In game eight he had few break points ,playing better then his opponent ,but didn’t managed to break. He was angry with himself nearly throwing his racket few times.
However , when Garcia – Lopez was serving out the first set which is always a difficult one it proved too much for Garcia- Lopez . After few break points he was finally broken and Thiem was back on serve and confirming break to serving game 11 to love. Thiem after that game stepped up a level and broken Garcia-Lopez serve to love ,hitting fantastic shots. He won first set 7/5.
In game five Thiem was serving and down few times with break points . Annoyed with himself and throwing his racket once against the clay . Although he hit the ball greatly it was at times the construction of the points at times that let him down and creating the break points for Garcia – Lopez. However Thiem pulled through at the end of that game and later taking the second set by breaking Lopez in game ten and winning 6/4.
Thiem finding himself down again 0/40 at the beginning of set three, but managing to come back,but in game three on his serve his lack of patience get him into trouble and after down again few break points he is broken after double fault. However, Thiem in game eight broke back to thirty. This time when it mattered he hold his nerve and stayed cool headed,but it a all fell apart on his serve again and he was broken again. The following game Lopez was serving for a set but this time it was him making the unforced errors and helped Thiem to break back to fifteen .
It was all decided in the tiebreak in set three, which Thiem took 7/3.
Although he did made some unforced errors he was the better player today and the results shows it. He must step up a his though in the next rounds.