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After a grueling and thrilling 3-hour contest, Dominic Thiem and Marin Cilic ended the day with more than a trophy in hand after advancing to the Cincinnati Open semifinals. They battled their way through a grueling final four where they went toe toe in the men’s and women’s singles matches.
This is the second time Thiem and Cilic will battle at the Cincinnati Open after meeting each other once on clay in their home tournaments. The Dane was victorious in 2014 when he defeated Cilic in the final at this event in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.
“This tournament I was lucky. I won all my matches so it was really a good way to end the tournament. It’s a very good way to finish it,” explained Thiem.
After clinching the day’s last match against American big hitter Jack Sock, Thiem and Cilic took turns in dominating the tournament. The Swiss duo won their three singles matches in straight sets while also winning the doubles match against American pair John Isner and Sam Querrey, who won the previous Cincinnati Open final.
Thiem now faces American Dominic Thiem in the Cincinnati Open semifinals. He took the first set in 5-3 against American Jack Sock but was unable to build a solid hold of the set. Sock stormed back and won the second set in a tiebreak. The third set was similar and Thiem held a 2-1 lead until Sock managed to tie the match with a brilliant hold back. Sock then proceeded to take the set in 6-4.
The fourth set proved to be a pivotal moment in the match between the Australian and Dane. Thiem started on a strong, 6