Tennis: Austrian Dominic Thiem breaks new ground at French Open

Dominic Thiem of Austria during his match against Marcel Granollers of Spain at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris on May 31, 2016.
Dominic Thiem of Austria during his match against Marcel Granollers of Spain at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris on May 31, 2016.PHOTO: EPA

PARIS (AFP) - Austria's Dominic Thiem advanced to his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-1, 6-4 win over Spain's Marcel Granollers at the French Open.

Rain halted play at one set apiece on Tuesday, but 13th seed Thiem quickly found his groove on Wednesday to race through the third set. He then nailed down a place in the last eight.

The 22-year-old will next meet Belgian 12th seed David Goffin or Latvia's Ernests Gulbis.