(Paris) Dominic Thiem, who fell to 111th in the world, ended a five-game losing streak on Tuesday by winning the first round of the ATP 250 tournament in Estoril against fellow Austrian Sebastian Ofner (122nd) 3-6 , 6-3, 6-4.

The ex-N. 3 in the world, who is trying to return to his best level after ten months of absence (between 2021 and 2022) to treat a wrist injury, had not won since his elimination in the second round in Buenos Aires in February against the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas.

But the next round in Portugal is likely to be more complicated since he will face the American Ben Shelton (39th), revelation of the last Australian Open where he reached the quarter-finals.

On Tuesday, Shelton beat Frenchman Constant Lestienne (63rd) 7-5, 7-5.