THIEM MAS­TERS

Beats Spa­niard in Ital­ian Open quar­ter-fi­nals

New Straits Times - - Sport -

TURIN Ital­ico.

The Aus­trian will face ei­ther World No 2 No­vak Djokovic or Ar­gentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, whose quar­ter-fi­nal was sus­pended till yes­ter­day af­ter rain halted play with the Serb lead­ing del Potro 6-1, 1-2.

Beaten twice by Nadal in the space of a month, in the Barcelona and Madrid Open fi­nals, Thiem took his re­venge by hand­ing the 30-year-old Spa­niard a first clay court de­feat of the sea­son in Rome.

The up­set, af­ter one hour and 51 min­utes, ended Nadal’s 17match

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Do­minic Thiem in ac­tion against Rafael Nadal in the quar­ter-fi­nals of the Ital­ian Open in Rome on Fri­day.

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