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Thiem fails in bid to retrieve Rio title

Defending champion Dominic Thiem was sent make-up in a entertain finals of a Rio Open after succumbing in true sets to Fernando Verdasco.

Thiem – who won a Argentina Open final weekend for his ninth career pretension – had been a top ranked actor left in a eventuality after Marin Cilic crashed out in a final 16.

But a Canadian was incompetent to make it back-to-back contest victories after losing 6-4, 6-0 to eighth seed Verdasco.

The Spaniard will now face fifth seed Fabio Fognini in a semi-finals after a Italian came from behind to kick Aljaz Bedene 6-7, 6-3, 6-1.

In a other semi-final, sixth seed Diego Schwartzman will take on associate South American Nicolas Jarry.

Gael Monfils – who had taken a scalp of Cilic – couldn’t follow adult his large win and was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Argentina’s Schwartzman.

Semi-final competition Jarry will be creation his initial coming in a final 4 of an ATP World Tour eventuality after he caused an dissapoint opposite seventh seed Pablo Cuevas 7-5, 6-3.

Article source: http://www.foxsportsasia.com/tennis/804851/thiem-fails-bid-reclaim-rio-title/

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