French Open: Thiem, Goffin set clash of young guns in quarterfinal

  • AFP, Paris
  • Updated: Jun 01, 2016 21:41 IST
Dominic Thiem (R) and Marcel Granollers shake hands at the net after the match. (AFP)

Austria’s Dominic Thiem advanced to his maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at the French Open on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4 win over Spain’s Marcel Granollers.

Rain halted play at one set apiece on Tuesday, but 13th seed Thiem quickly found his groove on Wednesday to race through the third set before nailing down a place in the last eight.

The 22-year-old will next meet Belgian 12th seed David Goffin, who became just the second Belgian man to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Wednesday when he defeated Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.

David Goffin returns to Ernests Gulbis. (AFP)

Filip Dewulf was the first Belgian man into the last eight in Paris in 1997.

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