6 months Nadal’s worries pile up as Thiem pulls off Barcelona triumph Manilatimes |Sports
BARCELONA: Dominic Thiem saved three break points in the final game to deliver a 6-4, 6-4 upset of 11-time champion Rafael Nadal and reach the final of the Barcelona Open on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The Austrian, who lost the Roland Garros final to the Spanish great last year, denied Nadal the opportunity to become the first man to capture the same ATP title 12 times. “I’m happy with how I played, I was competitive for the first time (in a few matches),” Nadal insisted. Thiem will face on Sunday Daniil Medvedev, a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 winner over two-time tournament ... more