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I could barely move - Zverev considered retiring in Thiem thrashing

08 June, 2018, 09:05 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • Alexander Zverev

"I won my last match against Dominic Thiem, I think it was in the final of a Future (third tier) tournament", he joked.

"But I still wanted to finish the match and kind of give the credit to Dominic". "Because now I need to realize the moment, because I will play the semi-final in Roland Garros".

On Tuesday, he became the first Italian to reach the last four at a major in 40 years by beating 12-times Grand Slam champion and 2016 Roland Garros victor Novak Djokovic on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

The 24-year-old Thiem will compete in his third straight French Open quarter-final against Zverev, who beat him in consecutive sets to win the ATP Madrid event, but both are expecting their French Open clash to go the distance.

Play was suspended due to fading light, with Russian Daria Kasatkina leading 7-6 (5) 3-3 against second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

IT was hard to discern which was less likely: that Novak Djokovic would falter in his French Open quarterfinal or that Marco Cecchinato, who never won a Grand Slam match until last week and once faced a possible ban for losing on objective, would rise to the occasion.

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He said: "I'm not concerned".

Meanwhile, resurgent former champion Novak Djokovic moved into the quarterfinals for the 12th time as he subdued feisty Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

Cecchinato is the lowest-ranked French Open semifinalist in 19 years and the first Italian man to make it that far at any major in 40 years.

Murray last competitive match was in the 2017 Wimbledon quarter-finals.

The 23-year-old will next face U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys.

Stephens, the 10th-seeded American, also reached the last eight in Paris for the first time, beating No. 25 Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-2, 6-0. Mental, definitely not, because, you know, I'm in the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam.

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Yet here he is, earning the right to face Djokovic for a spot in the semifinals at Roland Garros by eliminating the No. 8-seeded David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 on Sunday.

Despite their relative youth, Zverev and Thiem have already faced off six times in their careers in a head-to-head that the Austrian leads four matches to two.

"At the end I was nervous". "There were times when I had to go back and hit a higher ball, where maybe before I would have tried to hit a line-drive victor".

Zverev and Thiem have always been identified as the two younger players most likely to threaten Rafael Nadal's dominance on clay. "So with this [aspect], I'm really happy". Thiem then scored a fourth victory over the German in Rotterdam past year 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Djokovic, who came to Paris with his lowest seeding since 2006 after a hard past 12 months in which he has dealt with an elbow injury, had begun to look like his old self at Roland Garros - dropping just one set en route to the last eight.

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