Which occupies the 7th position of the ATP Ranking. Thiem is a player of great quality, especially on clay where there is a lot of consistency and quality in the bottom of the court.
On fast floors he is also a very strong player, capable of winning the best tournaments, but needs to be more regular in his results. Thiem comes from the US Open in which he made the 4th round losing in 5 sets to Del Potro.
Last year had here but stayed if by the Quarter Final, now seeks to improve that record and win the tournament, because it is the 1st pre-designated of this competition.
Guido Pella, a 27-year-old Argentine player who ranks 72nd in the ATP Ranking. This Guido Pella is a very raçudo player in the bottom of the court, very fighter, consistent with good strokes in the bottom of the court.
It is stronger on clay, but moves well in the hard courts. Pella is a very tough player, runs a lot, even playing on these floors and here he got a good first round victory over Borna Coric.
Victory in 2 sets balanced but that turned out to be fair in favor of the Argentine tennis player who again has a very hard match against Thiem now.
Head to head: 0-1 Pella
Prediction Dominic Thiem vs Guido Pella:
Thiem went badly in this tournament in the pair variant, but this meeting allowed him to adapt better to the conditions of play and the tournament.
Here I believe that it comes in well and that can defeat Pella who is a tennis player and surely will make this a balanced meeting, but Thiem should play in a personalized,
with more intensity in the bottom of the court and to try to excel in ball exchanges. Thiem lost the only match he played against Guido Pella and although this encounter was on clay and in Argentina,
Thiem knows that if not playing his best tennis can be surprised here. So I believe that Thiem respects the opponent and that enters with attitude of champion.