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Nadal loses 6-4, 6-3 to Thiem in Italian Open quarterfinals

Nadal loses 6-4, 6-3 to Thiem in Italian Open quarterfinals

Dominic Thiem beats Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open to end the Spanish fourth seed's recent dominance on clay court.

And it paid dividends during the opening stages of the first set, with Thiem securing a double break within just 23 minutes to open up a 4-1 lead.

He will face either world number two Novak Djokovic or Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals.

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And Thiem ultimately sealed only his second victory over Nadal by earning another break to prevail 6-4 6-3 in Rome. Nadal also had won the title in Rome seven times.

It was then that Nadal finally had some joy against the serve, but Thiem kept his cool at 40-40, with the Spaniard forced to all corners of the court before being outdone by a thunderbolt forehand victor.

Serving for the set for the second time, Thiem produced a more accomplished game to halt Nadal's fightback and move ahead. "I don't have an easy draw here, a tough one", Nadal said.

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Despite the defeat, Nadal remains a 17/20 favourite to win the French Open with Djokovic (5/1) his nearest rival before Thiem (12/1) comes in at third-favourite.

Alexander Zverev continued his promising season, which has yielded two ATP Tour titles, with a fine 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 win over Milos Raonic. A break of serve in each set was enough for the right-hander, who pulled off some, at times, brilliant shots.

Thiem also beat an American but had to save two match points in a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7) victory over Sam Querrey.

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Konta had won her previous three meetings against Williams, but the American dominated the first set.


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