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Novak Djokovic reachs Roland Garros 4th final after beating Thiem!

Nole is through to his 20th Grand Slam final after he defeated Dominic Thiem in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4, in one hour and 48 minutes in their semi-final contest on Friday.

Djokovic produced brilliant display against the Austrian youngster. He dominated the first and second sets, making a double break in each. The Serb encountered a bit of trouble in the third, falling 0-3 behind, but regrouped quickly and broke twice for a commanding win.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“Best performance of the tournament,” Djokovic said. “As I was hoping after the long fourth round that I’m going to start playing better as the tournament progresses, and that’s what’s happening now.”

“Best performance of the tournament,” Djokovic said. “As I was hoping after the long fourth round that I’m going to start playing better as the tournament progresses, and that’s what’s happening now.”

“I didn’t start this tournament like I wanted, but today I played my best match here,” Novak said. “I’m in a situation I dream of every year, to be in the final of Roland Garros. The only thing I can do again is hope to continue to play well like this.”

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Match statistics: aces (2-2), double faults (1-3), winners (15-27), unforced errors (13-32), total points won (88-60).

Novak will look to win his 12th Major title on Sunday when he faces no.2 seed Andy Murray (23-10 H2H). He defeated defending champion Stan Wawrinka in four sets, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

“Well, we played two finals already on clay-court tournaments in Madrid and Rome back to back. We split wins,” Djokovic said of his recent stoushes with the Scot.

“He has improved so much on the clay court over the years. I mean, this season is a great example of that.

“I’m sure that it’s gonna be a final with a lot of emotions and a lot of exchanges from the baseline because we have similar styles of game.”

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia celerates winning the first set during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celerates winning the first set during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks on during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia looks on during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Dominic Thiem of Austria following his victory during the Men's Singles semi final match on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Dominic Thiem of Austria following his victory during the Men’s Singles semi final match on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory with the ball kids during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory with the ball kids during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory with the ball kids during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory with the ball kids during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Dominic Thiem of Austria following his victory during the Men's Singles semi final match on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Dominic Thiem of Austria following his victory during the Men’s Singles semi final match on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03:  Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory with the ball kids during the Men's Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 03: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates victory with the ball kids during the Men’s Singles semi final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day thirteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

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Last year, Novak fell to Stan in the final (6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 4-6).

The Roland Garros is the only Major trophy Djokovic still hasn’t won. Should he lift Coupe des Mousquetaires, he would join an elite group of eight players in completing the career Grand Slam.

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