London: Austria's Dominic Thiem reached the final of the French Open for the second consecutive year. In the semifinals, he defeated world number one Novak Jokiwach. The world No. 4 Thiem won the contest in five sets. He won 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 against Djokovic. They will take on Spain's Rafael Nadal in the final. Nadal has won the title 11 times. He beat Thiem in the final last year.
It was a complete contest
Thiem will be the first Austrian player to reach two consecutive finals of the tournament, according to the information. They lost in three successive sets from Nadal last time. Thiem has not won a single grand slam title so far. They will be eyeing Nadal to win the first Grand slam title. The match between Djokovic-Thiem ended in two days.
With this, the match had to be stopped due to bad weather after the third set on the first day. On the second day too, the game was a bit late due to bad weather in the fifth set. By the initial four sets, the two players were on a par of 2-2, but Thiem won the last set to make his place in the final.