Published: Fri, June 09, 2017
Sport | By Cecil Buchanan

Djokovic drops 1st 2 sets against Thiem in Paris

Djokovic drops 1st 2 sets against Thiem in Paris

The clay courts of Roland Garros host the second Grand Slam of the season. "I knew he was playing good, but I was confident with what I was doing since the beginning of the tournament". The American suggested the world number two had given up towards the twilight of the contest, and said while commentating for Eurosport: "It looks right now as if Djokovic doesn't want to be on the court".

"It was not there for me today", Djokovic said with a sigh.

The Serb hit only 18 winners to 35 unforced errors. His backhand was particularly problematic. And Thiem then took the second set 6-3. Djokovic was left on his knees, and soon he would be out of the tournament entirely.

After a brutal first set lasting 73 minutes, which Djokovic led 4-2 but a double-fault handed a break back before three awful backhands gave his opponent the tie-break, Djokovic's mental and physical vulnerability was then ruthlessly exposed as Thiem took the second before emphatically sealing the third to love to take the match.

Still, how unlikely was this result? "Just pretty bad set", Djokovic said.

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Djokovic had appeared in a record six consecutive semifinals in Paris. But this continued what has become something of a 12-month downward slide for him since he finally grabbed ahold of the French Open championship he had so long sought. "I have lived on that wave of excitement, I guess, 'til the U.S. Open or so".

Since then, the 30-year-old has lost in the third round at Wimbledon, suffered defeat in the US Open final, and lost in round two at the Australian Open. This year, the bracket brought Djokovic to Thiem in the quarters, and it was the Austrian native moving on this time.

Sixth seed Thiem, who to be fair played superbly in the first set but must have thought he was facing a Djokovic impersonator thereafter, is yet to drop a set at this year's tournament but his next task is a daunting one.

Play did not resume before 1630 GMT, organisers said. No. 7 Marin Cilic.

Record nine-time champion Nadal broke Carreno Busta four times in the opening set, with the 20th seed forced to quit after just 51 minutes due to an abdominal problem. 'To be honest I don't think that Pablo Carreno can hurt Nadal, even if he will fight a lot.

It is the fewest number of games Nadal has lost on his way to the last four on the Paris clay.

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