Title-chasing Thiem gears up for tough Nadal test

Title-chasing Thiem gears up for tough Nadal test

Dominic Thiem remains the only player to beat Rafael Nadal on clay this season, but the Austrian's shock win at the Rome Masters was swiftly followed by a 6-1, 6-0 humiliation against Djokovic.

Thiem has put in some scintillating displays at Roland Garros this year and, like Nadalm has yet to drop a set at the tournament.

On a sunny Court Philippe Chatrier, she lobbed Garcia from the back of the court to give herself two match points. He really will step it up and try to do something special. The 31-year-old Spaniard faces compatriot and close friend Pablo Carreno Busta, the 20th seed, who has never made it this far at a Slam in his career.

Thiem has never beaten Djokovic in five previous meetings, with the Serbian also beating the No.6 seed in the French Open past year, when Thiem had no answer in a straight set loss in the semifinals. They had met a month earlier at the Qatar Open, a hardcourt tournament, with Nadal prevailing in three sets. The Swiss star, crowned French Open champion two years ago, heads into their latest showdown on a seven-match winning streak against the Croat. Novak Djokovic vs Dominic Thiem live streaming, French Open live streaming and tennis live streaming info follows. I don't even know if I (won) or lost. Nadal said. "I only care that I am in the semifinals". Murray advanced to his fourth straight semi-final in Paris, defeating Nishikori to avenge his loss to the Japanese star at the US Open past year.

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Thiem, who plays with a single-handed backhand, said he needed to improve the defensive side of his game after struggling against the ferocious top-spin on Nadal's forehand during their last few encounters. Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to spectators as as he leaves the court after his opponent Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew with an injury from their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garr.

The Djokovic-Thiem victor will face Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. Nadal is simply great on the clay surface. The other men's quarterfinals later Wednesday are Andy Murray vs. Kei Nishikori, and Stan Wawrinka vs. Marin Cilic.

Nadal won 6-2, 2-0 after Carreno Busta withdrew with abdominal pain, in 51 minutes, reports Efe.

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