MADRID — Dominic Thiem beat Kevin Anderson 6-Four, 6-2 to advance to the Madrid Open final on Saturday.
Petra Kvitova, who gained the Madrid Open in 2011 and 2015, added a 3rd title with a hard-fought win over Kiki Bertens.
The fifth-seeded Thiem arrived on the semifinals after dealing top-ranked Rafael Nadal his first loss on clay in a yr.
Thiem beat the sixth-seeded Anderson after breaking each of his first service video games in every set.
He will play second-seeded Alexander Zverev, who brushed apart Denis Shapovalov 6-Four, 6-1 to achieve Sunday’s final.
Thiem will likely be looking for his second ATP title of the season and his 10th general.