Zverev captures Madrid Open title to cap dominant week
Zverev captures Madrid Open title to cap dominant week
Thiem ends Nadal's magical clay streak
14 May, 2018, 04:23
It will be the first time Zverev and Thiem will meet for a Masters final 1000, becoming both perhaps a benchmark for upcoming tests of this calibre.
He was stopped, however, going down 4-6 2-6 to Austrian fifth seedDominic Thiem in their semifinal match.
With AP Photos.Second-seeded Alexander Zverev beat fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Sunday, claiming his second title in a week.
"Of course, it would be much better to have the full pressure because I won all the matches". Thiem was also responsible for Nadal's only loss at the clay court in 2017.
Zverev already has two Masters 1000 titles to his name, and his greater experience told in the ninth game.
Coincidentally, it was Thiem who last beat Nadal on clay, at last year's Rome Masters, shortly before the Spaniard rampaged to a 10th French Open title without dropping a set.
With Thiem unable to even threaten to break back, Zverev sealed the win with the first of his two Championship points.
The Croat was forced to withdraw from the Masters 1000 event at the Caja Magica due to injury, but is back in action at the Italian Open this week.
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For Dominic Thiem, Sunday's Mutua Madrid Open final against Alexander Zverev will be a chance to become a fully-fledged member of the game's current elite.
"It gave me a huge boost of confidence", he said.
Edmund lost his cool towards the end of a tight second set when he stopped after a spectator called out, and Shapovalov proceeded to serve an ace.
"I was keeping my level up from yesterday, so that was a great thing".
After conceding an early break for 2-0, Thiem's only sniff came at 5-4 when he opened up 0-30 on the Zverev serve. Thiem is a confident player right now and has a shot at the biggest title of his career at 24 years old.
Thiem obviously has the edge over Zverev based on the head to head history and the 3-0 record against him on clay. "Hopefully this will not be my last, hopefully I can continue to improve, and win a few more".
Anderson is not a natural clay court performer, and didn't really have an answer for a skilled exponent on the surface like Thiem.
"I think I placed myself in a good position. Now, I'm in the final again, which is fantastic to me".
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