Novak Djokovic benefits from the abandonment of Lorenzo Musetti. AP Photo/Luca Bruno Many thought that Djokovic and Novak Federer would never meet in an ATP final again. The Serbian once again defeated the Swiss to end his drought in Rome.
Murray scored an emphatic 4-1 victory over David Goffin
The setting semi-final against Djokovic. Full match coverage: Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic. The Brit will meet Federer for the second time in as many weeks. After beating him in both the Cincinnati and Paris Masters finals. Djokovic celebrates reaching his sixth final of the season. REUTERS/Max Rossi Also in action. Rafael Nadal plays Fabio Fognini in the other semi-final on Friday.
MONDAY RESULTS Final:
Andy Murray (GBR) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT) 4-6 6-4 6-2.
Semi-finals: Novak Djokovic (SRB) bt Andy Murray (GBR) 6-3 6-1.
Andy Murray is on the verge of a second straight Rome Masters title.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno Caroline Garcia beats Elina Svitolina (UKR) 2-6 6-4 6-2
Doubles Semi-finals: Jamie Murray (GBR) & Bruno Soares (BRA) bt Henri Kong.