June 7, 2019 / 3:14 AM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Novak Djokovic versus Dominic Thiem

(Reuters) - A look at the records of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Austria’s Dominic Thiem before their semi-final match at the French Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding):

Jun 6, 2019; Paris, France: Novak Djokovic (SRB) celebrates recording match point during his match against Alexander Zverev (GER) on day 12 of the 2019 French Open at Stade Roland Garros. Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports/Files


Age: 32

ATP Ranking: 1 (Highest ranking: 1)

Grand Slam titles: 15 (Australian Open 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019; French Open 2016; Wimbledon 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018; U.S. Open 2011, 2015, 2018)

2018 French Open performance: Quarter-finals

Best French Open performance: Winner (2016)

A year ago, Djokovic was still fighting to rediscover his form and fitness. Fast forward 12 months and he could be on the verge of holding all four Grand Slams for the second time in his career.

Heading into Paris, the Serb lifted the Madrid Open title before finishing runner-up to Rafael Nadal in Rome.


Age: 25

ATP Ranking: 4 (Highest ranking: 4)

Grand Slam titles: 0

2018 French Open performance: Runner-up

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 6, 2019. Austria's Dominic Thiem in action during his quarterfinal match against Russia's Karen Kachanov. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files

Best French Open performance: Runner-up (2018)

Thiem, chasing his maiden Grand Slam crown, has dropped only three sets en route to a fourth straight Paris semi-final.

The 25-year-old has added aggression to his game in recent months which has earned him title triumphs in Indian Wells and Barcelona this season.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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