Dominic Thiem into the Madrid Open final

Dominic Thiem from Austria is continuing his rise in tennis, when he reached the Mutua Madrid Men’s Open final by defeating Pablo Cuevas of Argentina, 6-4 6-4 last night.

This means that he will face Rafael Nadal in today’s final, the second in a row, after Nadal defeated him in the Barcelona final a fortnight ago.

Even though Nadal leads the H2H 3-1, Thiem has tasted success on clay against the champion, beating him in a thrilling three-set semi-final at Buenos Aires in 2016.