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Tennis-Nadal crushes Thiem to set up Wawrinka showdown
June 9, 2017 / 6:28 PM / 3 months ago

Tennis-Nadal crushes Thiem to set up Wawrinka showdown

PARIS, June 9 (Reuters) - Claycourt king Rafa Nadal marched into his 10th French Open final after demolishing rising Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 6-0 on Court Philippe Chatrier on Friday.

The 31-year-old Spaniard, back to his best after his Roland Garros reign suffered a two-year hiatus, brushed aside the sixth seed with a daunting show of force.

Thiem had reached the semi-final without dropping a set and had trounced defending champion Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, but after starting brightly in the early evening sunshine his challenge disappeared into the encroaching shadows.

Nadal has dropped only 29 games to reach the final -- surpassing his previous best of 35 in 2012.

Waiting for him will be Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka who outlasted world number one Andy Murray in an epic five-setter. (Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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