Day 11 at french open witnessed an upset when 23 year old Austrian Dominic Thiem hammers former world No 1 Djokovic 7-6, 6-3, 6-0 in quarter-final.
Thiem thumps Djokovic :
23-year-old Austrian annihilated defending champion and the number 2 seed from Serbia, Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals at the Roland Garros.
Thiem made an early breakthrough on the first set by winning the battle of slices to break Novak’s serve in the third game of the match. Novak however broke back and the set was decided by a tie breaker where Novak had to settle for 5 points to the persistent Austrian’s 7 points. From there on, there was no way back for the young Austrian as he raced away with the match against hapless Djokovic who had no answer to Thiem’s aggressive groundstrokes. A bagel was served to the Serbian in the third set by the 23 year old. Thiem played one of the best match of his career and won by 7-6(5) 6-3 6-0.
Wawrinka hits peak at right time:
Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka handed a heavy defeat to the seventh seeded Marin Cilic in the quarterfinals as he sailed past the Croatian in three easy sets. Wawrinka won 6-3 6-3 6-1. Wawrinka killer groundstrokes, these days looks one of the hot favourite to win this year’s French Open. Next up for the Swiss number one is the World Number one, Andy Murray.
Murray wins in 4 sets:
Top seed Andy Murray ended Kei Nishikori’s campaign in the French Open 2017 in the quarterfinals here at Roland Garros as the scottish came back from a set down to defeat the Japanese in 4 sets. Murray won 2-6 6-1 7-6 6-1.
Nishikori initially looked too good for the World Number one but Andy Murray had other plans to tackle the 8th seed.
Nadal gets a cakewalk:
Nadal was through to yet another Roland Garros semifinal as Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta was forced to retire due to an injury. Nadal will face Dominic Thiem in the semifinals which promises to be a blockbuster.
Simona pulls off great escape:
Simona Halep pulled off a great escape to reach the French Open semifinals on Wednesday. Halep defeated Svitolina 3-6 7-6 6-0.
Pliskova crushes home hopes:
Second seeded Karolina Pliskova from Czech Republic defeted France’s Caroline Garcia in two tight sets 7-6 6-4 to join Simona Halep in the semifinals