The 27-year-old from the market town of Lichtenworth, virtually hobbling with soreness by the end, triumphed 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in just under four hours. Fending off six out of eight break chances, Thiem had the upper hand when it mattered the most to seal the deal in straight sets, reaching the third final in the previous five Majors.
In the end, following a late foul by Leandro Paredes on Dario Benedetto which caused a scuffle, those in the VAR room noticed that Neymar had hit Alvaro on the back of the head. Thauvin spent most of last season sidelined with a problematic ankle injury, but made it two goals in two games this campaign following a smart run to the back post to turn in playmaker Dimitri Payet's free kick.
Mercedes driver Bottas was considered the favourite to lead the way in qualifying for the Tuscan Grand Prix on Saturday after topping the timesheets in all three practice sessions. "It felt like at the back of the grid where I was that everyone in front of me thought the race was going and we were all flat out until someone realized the race was not on", added the Spaniard.
Lampard said: "The pressure on me to do better should be standard". But Chelsea finished fourth last season, 33 points behind champions Liverpool, and Lampard tried his best to dampen expectations ahead of Monday's opener at Brighton , instead speaking about "closing the gap" to the Reds and Manchester City .
No spectators will be allowed at any of the finishes of the Tour de France's stages as the race heads through regions labeled as coronavirus "red zones", organizers said on Friday. The Slovenia vs. Colombia contest atop the general classification will play out over two category 1 summits before approaching an even tougher final climb that stretches for more than 17 kilometres.
He is the only player remaining with more than two major semifinals to his name (Medvedev, 2, Zverev, 2, Carreno Busta, 2). It's semifinal time at the 2020 US Open , with Friday's final four set to take place today in Arthur Ashe Stadium, beginning at 4 PM EST.