Dominic Thiem dominates plucky Marco Cecchinato to book final berth

French Open

Dominic Thiem is through to his first Grand Slam final after battling past Marco Cecchinato in straight sets.

The Italian, who conquered Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals, offered plenty of resistance and but fell some way short of making this a true contest.

Thiem won the first with a single break but the key moment came in the second, where he came out on top of an epic tiebreak that offered both men multiple set points.

Losing that appeared to deflate Cecchinato, who appeared to have little left in the tank in the third set.

Thiem, who won 7-5 7-6 6-1, will face either world number one Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro in the final on Sunday.

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