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Italian Open: Fourth seed Dominic Thiem battles into third round

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Rome: Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem rallied from a set down to battle past Hungary's Marton Fucsovics into the third round of the ATP Italian Open on Wednesday.

US Open champion Thiem, a semi-finalist in Madrid last week, won 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-0 in two hours and 33 minutes against 44th-ranked Fucsovics in the clay-court tournament which acts as a warm-up for the French Open in which the Austrian has twice finished runner-up.

The 27-year-old will next play an Italian, either Lorenzo Sonego or wildcard entry Gianluca Mager, in a match in front of spectators, with 25 percent capacity allowed at the Foro Italico after the early rounds were played behind closed doors.

Also See: Italian Open: Second seed Naomi Osaka loses to Jessica Pegula in second round

Madrid Open: Matteo Berrettini beats Casper Ruud to reach his first Masters 1000 final, will face Alexander Zverev

Serena Williams gears up for Italian Open with 'very intense' training

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