Thiem Breezes Past Schwartzman In Barcelona

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Dominic Thiem wins his opener on Tuesday in Barcelona.

Spain’s Munar stays perfect against #NextGenATP Tiafoe

Third seed Dominic Thiem ended a two-match losing streak against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the third round of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.

The 25-year-old Austrian broke Schwartzman six times as the Argentine struggled with his serve, winning just over half of his first-serve points and hitting seven double faults.

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Thiem made the 2017 Barcelona final (l. to Nadal) and will next meet home favourite Jaume Munar, who made the semi-finals of the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals last November.

Munar ousted #NextGenATP American Frances Tiafoe, the 14th seed, 6-4, 6-3 to improve his FedEx ATP Head2Head advantage against Tiafoe to 2-0, which also includes his win at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.

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To start his clay-court season, the 21-year-old Munar upset No. 3 Alexander Zverev en route to the quarter-finals of the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech. Last week, the Spaniard made the second round (l. to Coric) of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

German Jan-Lennard Struff upset 10th seed David Goffin of Belgium 7-6(6), 6-3 and will meet fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who broke four times and dismissed Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 6-4.

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