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Ramkumar Ramanathan stuns world no. 8 Dominic Thiem at Antalya Open

Ramkumar Ramanathan knocked out world no. 8 and top seed Dominic Thiem from the Antalya Open on Tuesday with a stunning straight set win over the Austrian tennis star

tennis Updated: Jun 27, 2017 21:40 IST
India's Ramkumar Ramanathan stunned world no. 8 and top seed Dominic Thiem in straight sets at the Antalya Open.
India's Ramkumar Ramanathan stunned world no. 8 and top seed Dominic Thiem in straight sets at the Antalya Open.(AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan notched one of the biggest wins of his tennis career on Tuesday when he cruised into a stunning 6-3, 6-2 win over world no. 8 and top seed, Dominic Thiem of Austria, to reach the quarter-finals of the Antalya Open.

Ramanathan, currently ranked 222 in the world, was a rank outsider going into the match, but created a few ripples when he took the first set 6-3.

Serving second in the second set, Ramanathan broke Thiem early to put the Austrian on the backfoot.

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He then wrested completed control of the match after breaking Thiem again in the seventh game of the match to go 5-2 up, before holding his serve to complete a sensational win.

Coming in as a qualifier into the event, Ramanathan had earlier beaten Brazil’s Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-3, 6-4 in the Round of 32.

He will next face Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the quarters.