Thiem beats Bautista and advances to the final of his tournament in Kitzbühel

World tennis number three Dominic Thiem, prevailed this Friday in the semifinal of the exhibition tournament “Thiem’s7” of Kitzbühel To Spanish Roberto Bautista and thus passed the final of this contest, organized by the Austrian player himself.

The local star prevailed over the Spanish, twelfth tennis player in the ATP ranking, in two and a half hours of play for 6-7 (5), 6-2 and 6-2 and will play this Saturday for the winning check of 100,000 euros ($ 113,000).

In the final, Thiem will face the winner of the match between the Italian Matteo Berrettini (8) and Russian Andrey Rublev (14).

The loser will face Bautista in the match for third place at Thiem’s7, played against a maximum of 500 spectators, always with physical distancing and other sanitary rules to avoid contagion with the coronavirus.

This event is one of those being held in Europe pending the return of the ATP circuit, suspended since March by the COVID-19 pandemic.