Dominic Thiem vs Lorenzo Sonego Miami Open 2023 Prediction


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Dominic Thiem will continue searching for form in Miami but will have his work cut out in a tough opener against Lorenzo Sonego. The Austrian has never really been the same since picking up the wrist injury he suffered in 2021. The current head-to-head here is 1-1 with the pair trading matches on clay while Thiem was a top five player.

Sonego has never really managed to recapture the form of 2021, which saw him on the edge of the top 20. However, the Italian is still a solid player well inside the Top 100 due to often performing well on the faster surfaces on the tour thanks to his more aggressive style. His year has been middling so far although a straight sets win against Felix Auger-Aliassime in Dubai was impressive.

Thiem looks nowhere near ready to compete with even lower level players at main draw level on the tour right now, currently holding a 1-8 record in 2023. That includes four losses on his beloved clay as well as some other surprises like failing to get out of Adelaide qualifying. At Indian Wells, he lost from a set up against Adrian Mannarino with the Frenchman taking the third set tiebreak.

This would be the perfect kind of surface for Thiem if he had shown even a semblance of form but the decline of the 2020 US Open winner doesn’t look like stopping any time soon. Having had to adapt it to protect his wrist, the Austrian’s forehand continues to be a liability which Sonego will be able to attack on his way to victory.

Prediction – Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets

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