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Dominic Thiem beats Kevin Anderson, reaches Madrid Open final

Tennis, ATP

MADRID -- Dominic Thiem beat Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the Madrid Open final on Saturday.

The fifth-seeded Thiem arrived at the semifinals after dealing top-ranked Rafael Nadal his first loss on clay in a year.

Thiem beat the sixth-seeded Anderson after breaking both of his first service games in each set.

He will play second-seeded Alexander Zverev, who brushed aside Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-1 to reach Sunday's final.

Thiem will be seeking his second ATP title of the season and his 10th overall.

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