The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, number 1 of the world ranking, has qualified this Saturday for the final of the Mutua Madrid Open, fourth Masters 1000 of the season, thanks to his victory by 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (4) about the Austrian Dominic Thiem.
In this way, Djokovic eliminated who is still runner-up in this tournament and returned three years later to the decisive match for the title. And he did it according to a hard and quite long game, which lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes in the clay of the main stadium of the Magic Box. The Balkans, for greater inri, surpassed to Thiem in spite of being almost always piggyback. Both in the first set and in the second set was the Austrian who broke the first service, showing that his two finals followed by Madrid (2017 and 2018) were not mirages. Striking with his backhand stroke to defend, Thiem went up 1-2 in the first set. But his opponent reacted, with a ‘break’ in the sixth game (3-3) and also saving two break balls in the ninth (5-4).
The great handling of the limit situation characterizes ‘Nole’, which forced the sudden death and already once in her showed superiority (7-2). With that partial in his pocket, the Serbian squeezed in the next turn the first turn of Thiem’s service, but kept the danger at bay. To make matters worse, the Central European team broke up in a very long sixth game (2-4), although Djokovic responded immediately (3-4) and even made another ‘pause’ (6-5) that seemed like the phrase.
Thiem’s last punches served to break the service of the Belgrade player (6-6) and focus the problem towards another sudden death, which nevertheless had a script similar to the previous one (7-4) and smiled at the world. No 1