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Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem French Open semifinal live score match updates

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0
Updated: 09 June 2017 23:51 IST - Published: 09 June 2017 21:51 IST
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We're not sure Dominic Thiem knew what hit him.

You could say he was....Domi-nated.
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It'll be Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka this Sunday! 
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A couple of wide forehand passing shot attempts later, one small break point opportunity and a missed wide fh later, it's 

GAME, SET, MATCH RAFAEL NADAL 6-3, 6-4, 6-0
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Serving for the match at 5-0 is Rafael Nadal. 
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Thiem had game point right there and lost it. Nadal is really just too powerful right now, and any groundstrokes Thiem tries to send his way go uncontrolled. It's a problem he's had with some big forehands, but unfortunately one that's happening to every shot he's playing at the moment.

4-0. 

Not much for Thiem to do now really.
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And that's become 2-0. Rafa is on FIRE and his backhand is zooming and zipping at warp speed. Thiem tries a no-look return and ...does NOT look at it well enough.


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BREAK to begin set 3. The way this is going... 
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This is maybe a fraction of the intensity of the previous match if that. We're 1h40 minutes into this match and already looking at maybe another 45 minutes before Nadal takes this home. 

Of course we could be wrong. But you know who isn't? Rafa. He can't put a foot wrong here, although he's committed 16 UE so far.

Thiem at 23.
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Rafael Nadal wins the second set 6-4! 
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Thiem has held. 4-5 down.
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Nadal to serve for Set 2. 

With all the intensity of the previous match and how even it was, this seems quite .. er, how do we say this...GOAT sided?
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5-3 to Nadal and Thiem serves to stay in the set.. 
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He may be down a break in the second but Dominic Thiem isn't backing down.

This has quite the Thiem to it. 

He pulls off a convincing service hold and you can hear Nadal putting that little bit more into his serves now.

4-3
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Did someone say cross-court? Did someone also say Thiem? That might have been me...but right now Nadal sends one of those..and two of those, and it's done so deftly and smoothly that it doesn't seem like effort - but an effort 99% of us, tennis players or otherwise, couldn't replicate.

ALMOST a love hold. Nadal holds to 15. 

4-2.
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Game Thiem! Nadal still leads here with the break at 3-2, and he's really looking quite relaxed. Like I said...lion, den.. the lion seems pretty content at the moment defending his turf, and how.
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Nadal looking solid as he holds his serve to 15 to go 3-1 up. Thiem is showing occasional sparks of brilliance and showed it in this game through his brilliant forehand winner. However, it wasn't optimum to keep the King of Clay at bay.
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Another very exciting game with both players showing terrific movement across the court, showing no signs of fatigue. A terrific forehand down the line by Rafa which Thiem could only respond by chipping it back into the net. Rafa makes the first break of the second set and leads 2-1.
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Brilliant resilience there from Rafa as he saves two break points before holding his serve with a sensational ace. 1-1 now
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Thiem is definitely not going down without a fight. After firing a brilliant ace to make it 40-30, the Austrian executes a delicate drop shot to take the first game of the second set.
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And the first set goes to Nadal. Brilliant play by the Spaniard so far. Thiem will have to regroup if he is to stay in the match.
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Thiem is not wanting to back down as he makes Rafa run a little during this game. 5-3 to Nadal now. Rafa will be serving for the set now.