Inspired Thiem makes first U.S. Open quarter-final

Sep 2, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Dominic Thiem of Austria hits to Kevin Anderson of South Africa (not pictured) in a fourth round match on day seven of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ninth seed Dominic Thiem stepped up his bid for a first Grand Slam title on Sunday, toppling last year’s runner-up Kevin Anderson 7-5 6-2 7-6(2) to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals for the first time. Thiem, this year’s French Open runner-up, neutralised the 6-foot-8 Anderson’s blistering serve by standing far beyond […]

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