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Zverev-Thiem to pursue Masters 1000 title

IANS  |  Madrid 

German won the right to play for the first time the final of the Mutua Open against Austrian by beating Canadian 6-4, 6-1 in the solo in 57 minutes.

Earlier, Thiem beat South African 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 25 minutes, reports

It will be the first time Zverev and Thiem will meet for a Masters final 1000, becoming both perhaps a benchmark for upcoming tests of this calibre.

The Austrian played last year in and Zverev was the only one in 2017 who reached five semifinals of this level, with titles in and Montreal, and this year lost the against It will be the fourth final of this type for

If on Sunday the German adds to his record, he will be the fifth with at least three titles of this level, still far from Rafael Nadal's 31, Novak Djokovic's 30, Roger Federer's 27 and Andy Murray's 14.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 16:28 IST
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