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.