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Dominic Thiem books spot in Australian Open final

World number 5 to face second-seed Djokovic in Melbourne final

Fatih Erel   | 31.01.2020
Dominic Thiem books spot in Australian Open final

ISTANBUL

Austria's Dominic Thiem beat Germany's Alexander Zverev 3-1 on Thursday to earn his spot in the 2020 Australian Open men's final.

Fifth-seeded Thim won against seventh-seeded Zverev with 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 sets in semifinals at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena.

On Thursday, Novak Djokovic eliminated Roger Federer 3-0 to earn his spot in the 2020 Australian Open men's final.

The second-seed Djokovic won against Swiss veteran Federer with 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 sets in semifinals.

Djokovic is a seven-time Australian Open winner but has managed to bag a total of 16 grand slam titles.

The 32-year-old Serbian player will face Thiem in Sunday's final.

2019 Australian Open champion Djokovic is now seeking a back-to-back title in Melbourne.

Meanwhile, Australian Open's Rally For Relief raised almost $5.8 million for bushfires in the country.

The 108th Australian Open is set to end on Sunday.

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