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By Chris Oddo | Sunday February 18, 2018

Dominic Thiem

Dominic Thiem kept his perfect record at Buenos Aires alive with a straight-sets thrashing of Gael Monfils to reach the final.

Photo: Tennis SA

Austria’s Dominic Thiem remained unbeaten at the Argentina Open with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils on Saturday. The 2016 champion has won all eight of his matches in Buenos Aires, and will face Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene in the final.

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Thiem improved to 4-0 lifetime against Monfils with a 62-minute command performance that saw him convert four of nine break points and not face a break point while serving. The Austrian improves to 11-1 on the season and 86-30 on clay lifetime. Since the beginning of 2016 Thiem has gone 52-12 on the surface.

Bedene reached his third ATP final but has yet to win a title on tour. He owns and 0-2 lifetime record against Thiem.


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