Dominic Thiem, Alijaz Bedene advance to Argentina Open final
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 18, 2018 08:56 AM
FILE - Austria's Dominic Thiem reacts after he lost a point to South Africa's Kevin Anderson during the second day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-2. 6-1 on Saturday to set up an Argentina Open final against Slovenia's Alijaz Bedene.
Bedene topped local favorite Federico Delbonis 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in the clay-court event.
The sixth-ranked Thiem also beat Argentinians Horacio Zeballos and Guido Pella on his way to the ATP 250 tournament's final. The 24-year-old Bedene went through Czech Jiri Vesely, Spaniard and third seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Argentinian Daniel Schwartzman.
The Austrian has won both previous encounters with the Slovenian, the last Jan. 3 in the Doha Open.