Semi Final of the Roland Garros.
It’s still quite unbelievable we have Cecchinato still at this tournament, with the calibre of players he’s had to play I would have predicted he gets beaten against Carreno-Busta at the 3rd round, but he’s gone on to defeat both Goffin and Djokovic in 4 sets.
Cecchinato against Djokovic showed a totally different side of him, he was very aggressive and at some point with how Djokovic was playing I thought he’d cave in but he showed great mental strength in the 4th set to win 7:6.
Thiem has been amazing all year, he’s got a 23/5 record on clay but he hasn’t been untouchable. Thiem has lost a set in 7 of his last 10 matches, he’s already lost a set each to Berrettini, Nishikori and Tsitsipas at this tournament and how he didn’t loose a set to Zverez is beyond me.
Thiem has lost to Cecchinato the only time they met on clay court and on hard court Cecchinato did win a set.
Unfortunately I do not see Cecchinato going past Thiem but with his current form he should get at least a set in this match.