Are you kidding me? Well, of course not.
Do you remember the 2016 WTF, where Kei somehow got himself into the SF where he faced a fading Djokovic? Result there? 61 61 to the Djoker. Unreal that Kei can actually play a bit of tennis, but then either through injury or incompetence go into the tank like this. Is it an actual tank?
Thiem needs to beat Federer today. That’s as objective as it is sympathetic to the Austrian’s fanbase. You know I am not necessarily sympathetic toward fanbases. The sport needs Thiem to overcome a legend like he almost did in NYC v Nadal. Even battling Federer to a three-set loss here would be bad for Thiem.
It’s time for Thiem.