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Dominic Thiem vs. Felipe Meligeni Alves 2/17/20 - Rio Open Tennis Picks & Predictions

Dominic Thiem vs Felipe Meligeni Alves Odds & Info

Game Dominic Thiem vs Felipe Meligeni Alves
Date & Time Monday February 17, 2020, 3:00 PM (EST)
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Hipódromo da Gávea Brazil
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At the 2020 Rio Open in Brazil, Dominic Thiem will start his campaign against Felipe Meligeni Alves from Brazil. 

Felipe Meligeni Alves is considered to be a future superstar and the Brazilian will hope to display his talent on home soil. Felipe Meligeni Alves has been playing ITF and Challenger tournaments in 2020 and he has shown decent form with the player making the semifinal of a tournament. Despite his recent form, Felipe Meligeni Alves will be aware of the challenges at this tournament as he will be starting his campaign against a 3-time Grand Slam finalist. 

Looking at Dominic Thiem, the Austrian superstar has not played since the Australian Open. The Australian Open was a very strong tournament for Dominic Thiem as he finished 2nd behind Novak Djokovic. During his time at Melbourne Park, Dominic Thiem defeated elite players like Gael Monfils, Alexander Zverev and Rafael Nadal. The loss to Djokovic would have been tough for Thiem to swallow as he played exceptionally well and was beaten in 5 sets. Returning to the Rio Open should give Dominic Thiem a boost as he has a good record at this venue. Thiem won the Rio Open in 2017. Considering his recent form and his record at this venue, Dominic Thiem will be very tough to beat. 

This will be the first time that Dominic Thiem and Felipe Meligeni Alves will be playing each other at an ATP event. 

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Dominic Thiem

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Dominic Thiem to win this match. Dominic Thiem is an elite player and he is playing at a different level when compared to Felipe Meligeni Alves. Thiem is a Grand Slam finalist while Alves has never won a Grand Slam match. There is a huge gap in skill between the two players and I find it tough to see how Felipe Meligeni Alves will even give Thiem a challenge. With all that in mind, I am going to predict that Dominic Thiem wins this match in straight sets. 

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