Austrian second seed Thiem, coming off an emotional home victory in Kitzbuehel
last week, hit the wall in a 6-3, 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Russia's eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev.
Some organisers such as Kitzbuehel
(men) and Flachau (women) then top this up.
Paris achieved the rare feat of winning downhills in both Bormio, Italy, and Kitzbuehel
, Austria -- considered the two toughest downhills on the circuit -- this season.
Ryding ousted men's World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher as 12 months ago in the quarter-finals and 2018 race winner Andre Myrer of Sweden in the semis before having to settle for second as in a 2017 slalom in Kitzbuehel
, just missing out on history for Britain.
But it was a sign of the fiery competitor within him that when asked by an Austrian reporter if this win had completed his career he said: "Well, I have never won Kitzbuehel
Italian Peter Fill referred to the course as a "nice slope", and said "maybe we need a harder slope, like Kitzbuehel
", in reference to the dreaded Hahnenkamm, the toughest run on the World Cup circuit.
Knerr brings international experience from Manila, Bali, Dubai, London, Hamburg, Gstaad (Switzerland) and Kitzbuehel
(Austria), Djerba (Tunisia), Marmaris (Turkey) and Aachen (Germany).
Thiem, who at 21 is the youngest player at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, reached the forth round of the US Open a few weeks after playing a final at home in Kitzbuehel
. Anderson took just one hour and 45 minutes, with 11 aces and four breaks of serve to claim his victory.
Another highlight was Hannes Reichelt of Austria winning the famous Hahnenkamm at Kitzbuehel
.Conversely, the Flying Tomato, aka Shaun White, elected to miss the grandiose X-Games.
Victory over the Dutchman denied Hse his third trophy in Austria after twice winning on clay at Kitzbuehel
, the report said.
Victory over the Dutchman took two and a quarter hours and denied Haase his third trophy in Austria after twice winning Kitzbuehel
The British pair had won the previous two rounds of the World Series, with Stimpson victorious last time out in Kitzbuehel
after Stanford won in Madrid.