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Thiem beats Djokovic in dramatic French Open semi-final

Paris: Austrian Dominic Thiem crushed Novak Djokovic's French Open hopes as he returned to Court Philippe Chatrier on Saturday to complete a 6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5 victory and set up a repeat of last year's final against Rafael Nadal.

Dominic Thiem is into the French Open final against Rafa Nadal.

Dominic Thiem is into the French Open final against Rafa Nadal.Credit:AP

Thiem, the fourth seed, was leading 3-1 in the third set on Friday when the semi-final was interrupted by rain and then surprisingly abandoned for the day.

On the resumption, Djokovic got straight into his groove and broke back in the third game of the day. But he dropped serve and lost his cool in a dramatic 12th game of the set to allow Thiem to move to within a set of the final.

End of the road for Djokovic.

End of the road for Djokovic.Credit:AP

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