The 7th seed defeated the defending champion 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-0 in just over 2 hours to make it to the Semi-finals of the French Open.
The first set was by far the closest out of the three with the set going to a tie-break with Thiem just edging the Serb 7-5 in the tie-break.
With both players going for their shots, it was Thiem with his 18 winners to have taken the all-important first set.
Thiem was at his aggressive best when he smacked 14 winners in the Second Set, capitalizing on the sole break he earned. Winning 31 points as compared to Djokovic’s 25, Thiem was relentless with his ground strokes to eventually take a two sets to love lead.
The Third Set was one way traffic for the Australian as he clobbered Djokovic, breaking his serve thrice to give him a bagel in Set 3. The set saw Djokovic commit many errors, 12 of them to give the set and the match away to the 23 year old.
Thiem next faces Rafael Nadal for a place in the Final.
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