The eighth racket of the world, Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem, at the start of the Australian Open won the Frenchman Benoit Paire, who occupies the 61st place in the world ranking, 6/4, 6/3, 5/7, 1/6, 6/3.
For 3 hours and 42 minutes of the match, Dominic made nine aces and five breaks, making the wrong mistake 13 times. While Paire filed through 21 times and realized five break points, making five double faults. Through personal meetings of opponents was 2-0 in favor of the Austrian.
In the second round of the Australian Open, Thiem will play with the court host Alexei Popyrin, who beat German Misha Zverev, 7/5, 7/6 (7), 6/4.