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Tennis: Thiem sends Djokovic crashing at French Open

AFP , Wednesday 7 Jun 2017
Serbia
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his quarter final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem (Reuters)
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Dominic Thiem demolished defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6, (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 in a stunning French Open upset on Wednesday, setting up a semi-final duel against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.

Sixth seed Thiem sent the world number two crashing to his earliest loss in Paris in seven years.

Nadal earlier reached a 10th Roland Garros semi-final when Spanish compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retired in the second set through injury.

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