Paris: Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov beat sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-1 to reach the Paris Masters final for the first time in his career.
World No.18 Khachanov needed just one hour and 11 minutes to win his first-ever clash with Thiem, world No.8, reports Efe.
The first set was evenly matched until the Russian player managed to break Thiem’s last serve and win the set.
Both players traded the first serve of the second set, but Khachanov turned up the heat and broke the Austrian’s last five service games of the match.
With his win against Thiem, the 22-year-old has bested three top-10 players this week, after knocking out world No. 9 John Isner of the United States and world No. 5 Alexander Zverev of Germany.