The pair have met 5 instances earlier than together with twice on this clay-court season alone.
But Nadal sealed titles in Barcelona and Madrid with comfy wins within the finals of each these tournaments.
However, the 23-year-old, who has solely as soon as earlier than crushed the Spaniard, was to not be denied in Rome and produced a sensational efficiency to seal spot within the semi-finals.
The pivotal second for Thiem appeared to come back within the second set when, having damaged Nadal...
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