Lloyd Harris set to face Thiem in Dubai

Lloyd Harris set to face Thiem in Dubai

South Africa's top-ranked men's singles player Lloyd Harris is into the second round of the Dubai Championship in the United Arab Emirates.

Lloyd Harris - AFP

The 24-year-old Harris came back from a set down to beat Australia's Christopher O'Connell 6-7, 6-4 and 6-1.

Harris dominated the match with an 81% win of the first serve while also serving seven aces.

Harris faces a daunting task in the second round on Tuesday when he faces the top-ranked Dominic Thiem from Austria.

The 2020 US Open champion enjoyed a first-round bye.

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