Dominic Thiem shows US Open title credentials in rout of Auger-Aliassime

  • No2 seed beats Canadian star 7-6, 6-1, 6-1 in strong performance
  • Austrian will now face Alex De Minaur for place in semi-final

Second seed Dominic Thiem edged a first-set tiebreak before turning up the heat to romp into the US Open quarter-finals with a resounding 7-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.

Top seed Novak Djokovic’s disqualification on Sunday for striking a line judge with a ball has left Thiem as one of the favourites and the Austrian gave a composed performance to reach the last eight in New York for the second time in his career.

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