World No. 21 Bernard Tomic will square-off against World No. 15 Dominic Thiem in the 2016 Abierto Mexicano Telcel Final. Tomic got a win over Alexandr Dolgopolov, while his opponent Dominic Thiem dispatched Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-2 in the other semi-final. Tomic is playing in his first ATP World Tour 500 final, but will be playing for his fourth ATP World Tour title. Thiem will be appearing in his second final on the Latin American swing, and is looking for his fourth ATP World Tour title. According to the Bernard Tomic vs Dominic Thiem 2016 Abierto Mexicano Telcel Final Odds at Bodog Tennis, Thiem is favored at -185 over the underdog Tomic (+155). Here is our Bernard Tomic vs Dominic Thiem 2016 Abierto Mexicano Telcel Final prediction.
Tomic dropped serve three times in the first set, but fought back to record his fourth win in 10 FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings with Dolgopolov. He is into his fifth ATP World Tour final (3-1) and first since winning in Bogota last year.
“I’ve played well in [ATP World Tour] 250 events and in Grand Slams, but never in 500s,” Tomic noted. “I’m very happy to be in a final now.”
“Thiem is an amazing player on defence and gets a lot of balls back.” said Tomic of the Austrian, who will be gunning for a fifth tour-level title. The players have never met at an ATP World Tour event.
Thiem beat Nicolas Almagro at Buenos Aires for his fourth ATP World Tour title. At a career-high No. 15, the 22-year-old Austrian is the youngest player in the Top 32 of the ATP Rankings.
The Bottom Line: Thiem is the new superstar rising the ranks with superb skills that will overpower Tomic.