The fourth seed Austrian Dominic Thiem threw a major surprise as he held top seed Novak Djokovic’s from cruising towards another history making of getting career grand slam.
Dominic Thiem beat Novak Djokovic’s by 6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5 at French Open on Saturday to complete a rain affected match.
Thiem, was leading 3-1 in the third set on Friday when the semi-final was interrupted by rain and then surprisingly abandoned for the day.
On the resumption, Djokovic got straight into his groove and broke back in the third game of the day. But he dropped serve and lost his cool in a dramatic 12th game of the set to allow Thiem to move to within a set of the final.
World number one Djokovic recovered to take the fourth set but slipped 4-1 down in the decider and saved a point to avoid trailing 5-1 before another hour-long rain break.
Thiem crumbled when serving for the match at 5-3, wasting two match points, but he got another opportunity when Djokovic served at 5-6 and finished the job with a sublime forehand winner.