Tennis fans were stunned after the reigning US Open champion Dominic Thiem was grabbed in straight sentences by the Australian Open

Thiem, who made it to the final at the Australian Open against Novak Djokovic last year, missed the quarter-finals thanks to a 6: 4: 6: 4: 6: 0 defeat against Grigor Dimitorv

Dimitrov had a surprising two-set lead over a listless looking Thiem and drove through the last set in just 21 minutes to win 6-4 6-4 6-0

“Every season there is one of those games where you just keep the ball going and I think today was just one of those days when I wanted to focus all my attention on what I was doing,” said Dimitrov

“I think he actually struggled with something, but I want to do myself a credit”

While Dimitorov’s victory prepared him for a quarter-final with qualifier Aslan Karatsev, who made it to the quarter-finals thanks to an unlikely and historical surprise, Thiem’s ​​fans had to think carefully about why he had fought so hard against Dimitrov

Thiem only had two days to recover from his epic five-set comeback against Australian star Nick Kyrgios, but fans were nonetheless stunned by the one-sided show

I can’t believe Dominic Thiem was routed like this I liked it when Grigor made it a match, but nothing like that #AusOpen

Dominic Thiem on his shocking performance against Dimitrov “I think a combination of a few things happened: some small physical problems, a really bad day and the fact that he’s a great player. Such a result can happen” BildTwittercom / 7utAWqSkWd

Dominic Thiem said he had physical problems, but did not want to go into more detail: “Some small physical problems I don’t want to talk more closely than you I don’t want to find any excuses. The thing is, I’m not a machine, I would like to be”

Thiem made an early break against Dimitrov before the Bulgarian Thiem broke twice to come from behind and take the first set

The second sentence was a similar matter Thiem took another break and an early lead before losing two of his own service games when Dimitrov took control

Thiem looked like a shadow of himself in the third and last set, and a brilliant Dimitrov ended the match in style

The 18th Saat will play against the unannounced Russian Aslan Karatsev in the quarter-finals and was careful about what the qualification presented

The unannounced qualifier Aslan Karatsev will compete with Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open to add another chapter to his extraordinary Grand Slam debut

Two days after saying goodbye to Diego Schwartzman, the eighth seed, Karatsev fought back in two sets to defeat Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime with 20 Seeds 3-6 1-6 6-3 6-3 6-4 to survive

Rank 114 the Russian now meets 18th Seed Dimitrov, who reached the quarter-finals with a brilliant 6-4 6-4 6-0 win against the third seed Dominic Thiem

Karatsev had previously been at a loss when asked which of these two high profile players he would most like to face – understandably given his previous scalp

With his victory in the fourth round, he was the best placed man in the last eight at Melbourne Park since Patrick McEnroe in 1991, when the American was also 114th

Karatsev had failed in nine previous attempts to qualify for a Grand Slam before breaking through in Doha last month

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