Thiem books spot in French Open final

09 Juin, 2018, 12:45 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Diego Schwartzman

Having won the French open 10 times, the Spanish icon will look to secure his 11th title in Sunday's clash with Dominic Thiem.

Juan Martin del Potro believes it is "almost impossible" to defeat Rafael Nadal on clay after the Spaniard motored into his 11th final at the French Open. Nadal won 70 percent of his total service points and had just 19 unforced errors. The second set like, the first was dominated by serve until Cilic fired himself up to break at 4-4 - a furious Del Potro throwing his racket at the changeover.

Juan Martin Del Potro now holds a 11-2 record against Marin Cilic.

It was the first time in three years that Nadal had dropped a set in Paris. He forced multiple break points in the first set, but was unable to convert even one of them.

"Maybe", del Potro said.

In the four years that Dominic Thiem has been playing in Grand Slam tennis, he's never made it past the fourth round, except at Roland Garros.

Thiem has beaten Nadal on clay in each of the past two seasons, including just a few weeks ago on clay in Madrid, so that will certainly boost his confidence.

Top seed Nadal, 32, trailed 6-4 3-5 when play was halted on Wednesday. He's playing with big confidence. I have to improve a little bit. Conversely, Nadal broke Del Potro five times. The French Open, like all Grand Slam tournaments, is best-of-five for men.

From the moment Nadal took the second set, it looked unlikely Schwartzman would earn a first win in six attempts against the man at whose academy he had trained.

Thiem "plays very heavy topspin, very aggressive, goes for the shots, [has] fitness, condition", Moya said.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Bourdain was reportedly filming an upcoming episode of his popular TV show Parts Unknown , and was staying in a hotel in France. In the caption, he penned: 'We can forget that at the end of the day we are all human.

USA special forces soldier killed, 4 wounded in Somalia attack
The U.S. provided advice, assistance and aerial surveillance during the mission, the statement said. A Defense Department official told CBS News the attack was by the al Shabaab terror group.

Outbreaks in 36 States Linked to Backyard Poultry
Pre-cut melons have been removed from the shelves in both store chains, while whole melons do not appear to be affected. In rare cases, Salmonella infection can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

"If I want to beat him, I have to play that way like I did in Rome and in Madrid".

"But I have a plan".

Thiem has been to the semifinals in Paris three years in a row. That said, Nadal is on clay and picking against him to lose on this surface at the French Open seems like a foolish move.

Thiem, 24, will contest his first major final after beating unseeded Italian Marco Cecchinato in straights sets earlier on Friday.

But Checchinato could not quite keep up with Thiem and his big baseline game. Nearly nobody knows. Only two of his 87 matches here have even gone to five sets.

"Rafa is playing every point better from the beginning until the last point of the match, and his intensity grows during the match", explained Del Potro.

On Friday though, on the red dirt of the Philippe-Chatrier, Thiem pushed his case further. The shots came off his racquet with power and depth as he raked up nine winners in the third set compared to Cecchinato's solitary strike. "I am doing well", he said after edging out third seed Cilic 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.

But the 16-time major victor looked in danger of being beaten here for only the third time in his career, trailing a set and break on Wednesday to an opponent who had never previously been beyond the last 32.

Any discussion about Cecchinato's match-fixing scandal should start with an acknolwedgement of his ultimate acquittal, but the circumstantial evidence certianly isn't particularly favorable (read this thread for details). "And, in my opinion, the match changed".

Conseillé:

  • Avant un G7 difficile, Macron et Trudeau unis face à Trump

    Avant un G7 difficile, Macron et Trudeau unis face à Trump

    Trudeau et Trump, qui doivent s'entretenir vendredi, auront "beaucoup de choses à se dire", a-t-il ajouté. Vendredi, ce dernier s'est dit "d'accord" avec Donald Trump , qui a appelé le G7 à réintégrer la Russie.

    Le chef Anthony Bourdain, compagnon d'Asia Argento, s’est suicidé en France

    Celle-ci a été récompensée par plusieurs Emmy Awards depuis son lancement en 2013 et était à son onzième saison. Selon le parquet de Colmar, l'homme a été retrouvé pendu dans sa chambre de l'hôtel de luxe Le Chambard .
    Happy election day, Timmins! Here's what you need to know to vote

    Happy election day, Timmins! Here's what you need to know to vote

    This is done by declaring out loud that you would like to decline your right to vote when the official hands you a ballot. If you're not on the list, a driver's license, photo ID card, utility bill, bank statement or T-4 slip will do just fine.
  • Putin, Xi Beijing meeting underscores close relationship

    China is now locked in an ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. , which has also imposed tough sanctions on Russian Federation . Putin played up his bond with "good friend" Xi in an interview with China's state broadcaster CGTN this week.
    No direct Eagles response to Trump as Philadelphia mayor blasts president

    No direct Eagles response to Trump as Philadelphia mayor blasts president

    Trump then tweeted on the matter, writing: "Only a small number of players made a decision to come, and we cancelled the event". After the event was canceled, Trump invited Eagles fans to a " Celebration of America " on the White House lawn instead.

    Au G7, la meilleure défense de Trump, c'est l'attaque

    Déjà mercredi, il avait lancé comme un avertissement l'adresse de son partenaire américain: "Aucun dirigeant n'est éternel". Même tonalité chez Emmanuel Macron qui a multiplié les tweets contre "la loi du plus fort " et toute " hégémonie ".
  • Muhammad Ali Estate Turns Down Pardon Offer From Trump

    Muhammad Ali Estate Turns Down Pardon Offer From Trump

    As a result, he was sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from the boxing world for three years. Trump suggested Friday that he's also looking at using his constitutional clemency power for more people like her.
    Le Congolais Bemba acquitté de crimes de guerre et crimes contre l'humanité

    Le Congolais Bemba acquitté de crimes de guerre et crimes contre l'humanité

    Il avait été arrêté en mai 2008 en Belgique, où il vivait en exil depuis sa fuite de Kinshasa en 2007. Cinq chefs d'accusation, dont le meurtre, le viol et le pillage ont été retenus contre M.

    Roland-Garros : la finale opposera Rafael Nadal à Dominic Thiem dimanche

    J'ai progressé au fil de la quinzaine. "Ce sera dur mais je serai prêt", a prévenu le no 1 mondial. Ce vendredi, ça a déménagé sur le Central lors des deux demi-finales masculines.
  • Victoria Beckham puts family first with sweet pic as hubby David works

    Victoria Beckham puts family first with sweet pic as hubby David works

    The former Spice Girl shared a sweet message revealing she was anxiously awaiting her husband's return. The athlete insisted he and his wife genuinely care for one another and their love keeps them together.
    Donald Trump calls for end to Russian expulsion from G7 grouping

    Donald Trump calls for end to Russian expulsion from G7 grouping

    The summit meetings began four decades ago. "European Union treats us very unfairly, Canada very unfairly, Mexico very unfairly". German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested to the German parliament on Wednesday that she is bracing for some frank talks.
    Donald Trump: Melania had ‘big operation,’ can’t fly for a month

    Donald Trump: Melania had ‘big operation,’ can’t fly for a month

    The First Lady shook hands and greeted employees as she arrived at the event in Washington with husband Donald Trump . Trump has a medical team that is comfortable with her care, which is all that matters", Grisham said.


Populaire

Yankees boycott threat works, ESPN will no longer televise game
The issue stems the Yankees being scheduled to take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday Night Baseball on July 8th. NY was against the idea of an 8 p.m. start instead of its normal 1 p.m. start time.

Incendie dans un hôtel cinq étoiles proche de Harrods à Londres
Selon le "Daily Mail", le chanteur Robbie Williams , présent à l'hôtel, fait partie des personnes évacuées. De nombreux policiers et équipes médicales étaient également sur place, a constaté un journaliste de l'AFP.

Et si Dennis Rodman se rendait au sommet Trump-Kim ?
De son côté, Donald Trump croit déjà au grand "succès" qui pourrait découler de sa rencontre avec Kim Jong Un . Mais si jamais les choses dérapent, "Je suis prêt à mettre un terme à notre rencontre (.)".

NHS staff vote for 6.5% pay deal
Nearly 40 per cent of eligible members voted in the survey, with more than 90 per cent backing the proposals . The raise applies to the current financial year and NHS employers will backdate the increase to April 2018.

Half-billion-year-old fossils are the oldest animal footprints ever found
In the end, without a complete fossil record , we can not make any presumptions regarding the needs or the habits of the animal. The study team involves the scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology .

New coastline emerges as Kilauea pumps more lava to the sea
It has forced the shutdown of a geothermal energy plant that normally provides about a quarter of the island's electricity. The eruptions began early last month and is believed to be the volcano's most destructive episode in modern history.

Stephens to stay 'normal' with friend Keys ahead of Roland Garros clash
The victor will reach another first - the finals at Roland Garros. "I'm very happy to win in straight sets". Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys ensured there will be an American in this year's French Open final.

Warren, Gardner Unveil Marijuana Bill Easing Federal Enforcement
My view is clear: "The federal law remains in effect nationwide, just as it does for heroin and cocaine". A legally grown marijuana plant is pictured at farm in OR in this undated stock image.

Yacine Adli, signature confirmée à Arsenal
Celui qui a été formé au PSG va signer chez les Gunners contre un chèque de 250 000 €. Les confirmations se multiplient autour du cas Yacine Adli .

Aux cotés de Trudeau, Trump joue l'apaisement au G7
Pour la France, le G7 doit impérativement reconnaître la nécessité de "règles collectives" dans le commerce international. Trump, fidèle à sa position selon laquelle Moscou ne peut être simplement ignoré dans les grands dossiers internationaux.