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Dominic Thiem said he was “very happy” after beating Roberto Bautista Agut in Bastad because he was enjoying a strong run at an ATP event. Thiem beat Bautista Agut 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-4 in the Bastad semifinals.

Prior to his appearance in Bastad, Thiem had a 0-6 record in 2022. Thiem’s win against Emil Ruusuvuori on Tuesday provided him confidence for his showdown with Bautista Agut. “It’s great to play here,” Thiem said on the ATP website.

“The win today means I will be allowed to play in the final tomorrow. Excellent! The victory over Emil gave me the confidence to face the world’s finest players, including Roberto.

He is a tough opponent to beat. I was bracing myself for a nail-biter. A tie-break victory in the opening set gave me faith that the match would go my way. My game was at its best in the third set, and I never wavered in my self-belief throughout the match.”

Thiem came back from a set down to force a tiebreak, which he won in straight sets. Thiem was broken twice by Bautista Agut in order to have him play a third set.

After losing the second set, Thiem triumphed in three sets. Rafael Nadal expects to be fit and ready to compete in the US Open in early next month.

Nadal hopes to be ready for the US Open by the end of the month.
According to Rafael Nadal’s uncle, Toni Nadal, his nephew is not used to giving up. El Pais journalist Toni Nadal recently wrote a piece about his nephew’s ailments and fitness.

“Reminding him of Rafael’s condition, I said, “If it were not for this, Rafael would have won half of his Grand Slams.”

Despite his insistence that he will not jeopardize his health, he possesses characteristics that allow him to see the bright side of even the most hard situations “Rafael Nadal, of course.