U.S. Open victor Dominic Thiem progressed to the second round of the French Open by beating previous U.S. Open boss Marin Cilic 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.
The third-cultivated Austrian won his first significant competition at Flushing Meadows fourteen days prior and is among the top picks again at Roland Garros subsequent to losing the previous two finals to Rafael Nadal.
Thiem broke the monumental Croatian’s serve multiple times in cool conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Cilic drove 2-0 in the third set however Thiem rolled out the following five games before Cilic held once more.
Thiem will next face American qualifier Jack Sock. He beat Reilly Opelka 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.