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 startennis Updated: Jun 27, 2017 21:40 IST
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.
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.