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Dominic Thiem claims straight-sets victory over Felix Augur-Aliassime as the new US Open favourite reaches the quarter-finals in New York Dominic Thiem beat Felix Augur-Aliassime easily to reach the US Open last-eight The second seed won in straight sets versus the Candian at Arthur Ashe Stadium Augur-Aliassime had beaten Andy Murray in round three of the competition  Novak Djokovic's disqualification on Sunday means Thiem is the new favourite

By Simon Jennings, Reuters

Published: 23:25 BST, 7 September 2020 | Updated: 23:25 BST, 7 September 2020

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Second seed Dominic Thiem edged a first-set tiebreak before turning up the heat to romp into the U.S. Open quarter-finals with a resounding 7-6(4) 6-1 6-1 victory over Canadian youngster Felix Augur-Aliassime at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.

Top seed Novak Djokovic's disqualification on Sunday for striking a line judge with a ball has left Thiem as one of the favourites and the Austrian gave a composed performance to reach the last eight in

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