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Austrian Thiem Keeps Title Hopes Alive In Kitzbühel, Plays Monaco In SFs

Kitzbühel, Austria

Thiem© GEPA/Hans OsterauerDominic Thiem has reached his first ATP World Tour semi-final.

Dominic Thiem, the youngest player in the Top 50 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, kept alive Austria’s hopes of a homegrown champion at the bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel on Friday when he reached his first ATP World Tour semi-final. 

Fifth seed Thiem, who was ranked No. 268 at the ATP World Tour 250 tournament last year, knocked out second seed and defending champion Marcel Granollers 6-4, 7-5 mid-afternoon. Later today, the World No. 50 will face 2007 titlist Juan Monaco, who was a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 quarter-final winner over fourth seed Andreas Seppi

Wild card David Goffin and qualifier Maximo Gonzalez will contest the other semi-final. 

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Dlouhy-Marray Reach Doubles SFs
Lukas Dlouhy and Jonathan Marray saved five of seven break points to beat fourth seeds and last week’s Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad champions Andre Begemann and Robin Haase 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 in 73 minutes. 

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