Djokovic beats Theiem in Rome Masters

Djokovic beats Theiem in Rome Masters

ROME: Novak Djokovic overcame having to lay twice in a day before cruising into the final of the Rome Masters with a ruthless 6-1, 6-0 win over Dominic Thiem on Saturday.

Djokovic, the former four-time champion, was forced to finish his quarter-final over Juan Martin del otro earlier in the day after their match was rained off late on Friday.

But the setback seemed only to ins ire the 30-year-old Serbian second seed, as he set u what is exuected to be a mouthwatering final, and first meeting, with Germany´s Alexande Zverev.

Zverev, 20, became the youngest layer in a decade to reach a Masters final when he clinched a gutsy 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1 win over big-serving American John Isner.

Djokovic was the previous youngest Masters finalist, going all the way to the title in Miami as a 19-year-old in 2007.

Zverev will climb to a new career high in the rankings at number 14 by reaching the final and would break into the to 10 with the title.

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