ATP Rome: Dominic Thiem ends Rafael Nadal’s unbeaten run on clay as Djokovic and del Potro are forced to come back Saturday

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro will have to resume their quarterfinal match at the Rome Masters on Saturday after play was interrupted due to heavy rain and lightning, with the world number two leading 6-1, 1-2.

Earlier in the day Dominic Thiem stunned the Rome crowd as he inflicted the perfect revenge on Rafael Nadal, defeating the seven-time former champion in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.

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ATP Indian Wells: Dominic Thiem gets campaign underway with victory over Jeremy Chardy

Dominic Thiem booked his place in the third round in Indian Wells after seeing off Jeremy Chardy in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 14 minutes.

In this, their first meeting, the Austrian made the perfect start as his opponent attempted to go toe to toe with him from the back of the court. Upon an adjustment in tactics, Chardy found more joy and got involved in the contest but could not break the 23-year-old’s serve in set number one. An early break in the second gave the Frenchman real belief, but that advantage did not last long and a poor conversion rate on break point chances proved to be the 30-year-old’s undoing in this encounter.

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