Byron Nelson: Sergio Garcia four shots behind leader James Hahn

James Hahn

Byron Nelson third round leaderboard
-12 J Hahn (US); -11 B Horschel (US); -10 J Day (Aus), J Kokrak (US); -9 C Tringale (US); -8 S Garcia (Spa), J Dufner (US), B Cauley (US)
Selected others: -5 D Johnson (US); -1 I Poulter (Eng); level S Power (Ire), G Owen (Eng), E Els (SA)
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Defending champion Sergio Garcia went round the back nine holes in 29 to move within four shots of leader James Hahn at the Byron Nelson event in Texas.

Spain’s Garcia, who won the Masters last month, carded a six-under-par 64 to go eight under par, tied for sixth.

Jason Day struck the day’s best round with a 63 to reach 10 under, but world number one Dustin Johnson drifted to seven shots off the lead after a 71.

Overnight leader Jason Kokrak blew a five-shot lead after he fired a 72.

The American, who had carded a career-best 62 on Friday, went round in 10 more shots on day three in a round in which he triple-bogeyed the par three fifth.

Fellow American Hahn, 35, who is in line to add to his two PGA Tour titles, struck six birdies in his six-under-par 64 to lead on 12 under, one ahead of compatriot Billy Horschel.

England’s Ian Poulter moved to one under with a 68, and is tied for 42nd place.

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Amy Havens – Mat Workout (15 mins) – Level 1/2

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Mat, Small Tennis Ball, Hand Weights, Pilates Pole, Foam Roller

Restore your posture after a long day of sitting with this quick class by Amy Havens. She teaches a segment focused on improving thoracic and shoulder mobility. By exploring ways to open up these areas, you will be able to increase your range of motion in your shoulders.

May 21, 2017

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Brooke Schultz, Dinsmore In Lead After Semi-Finals at World Championships Diving Trials

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Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark.) and David Dinsmore (New Albany, Ohio/Miami, Fla.) lead the women’s 3-meter and men’s 10-meter competition after preliminary and semifinal competition Saturday at USA Diving’s World Championships Trials.

The finals are set for Sunday, with two spots on each event at stake for this summer’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Scores are cumulative, with preliminaries, semifinals and finals all counting in team selection.

After scoring 652.00 over her two lists, Schultz will take a 62.65-lead into final. Just 5.15 points separate second from fourth, with Krysta Palmer (Carson City, Nevada/Reno, Nevada) in second with 589.35. Sarah Bacon(Indianapolis, Ind./Minneapolis, Minn.) sits in third with 585.50, and  Alison Gibson (Austin, Texas) is fourth at 584.20.

With 962.25 points on his two lists, Dinsmore leads Jordan Windle (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) by 9.55 points heading into the finals. They lead the rest of the field by more than 100 points, with Brandon Loschiavo (Huntington Beach, Calif./West Lafayette, Ind.) in third at 847.05.

Consistency was the name of the game for Schultz, as she was the only diver to score more than 55 points on all 10 of her dives in the women’s 3-meter preliminaries and semifinals. She scored more than 64 points on all five dives in the semifinals, including 76.50 on her reverse 2 ½ pike and 70.50 on her inward 2 ½ pike.

“I just wanted to continue to stay consistent throughout the meet and dive like I’ve been practicing because I know I’ve prepared for this meet. I just do my best to focus on my next dive and do what I need to do,” Schultz said.

Palmer closed out her semifinal with 73.50 and 75 points on her last two dives to jump from fourth to second.
Dinsmore scored 80 or more points on seven of his 12 dives on Saturday, closing out his day with 97.20 points on a back 2 ½ with 2 ½ twists for his highest scoring dive of the day.

“I just wanted to go out and dive well. I’ve been training hard lately. I was just happy with how the day went. I had two solid scores back-to-back so I was happy about that,” said Dinsmore, who also led after the preliminaries.

Windle scored 105.45 points on a front 4 ½ tuck in the preliminaries and scored more than 90 points on two dives in the semifinals.

The World Championships Trials conclude Sunday with finals in four events, beginning with women’s 10-meter at, followed by men’s 3-meter, women’s 3-meter and men’s 10-meter.

Results

Women’s 3-meter standings after semifinals 

1.Brooke Schultz (Unattached), 652.00;2. Krysta Palmer (Nevada Diving Club), 589.35;3. Sarah Bacon (Unattached), 585.50;4. Alison Gibson (Longhorn Aquatics), 584.20;5. Maria Coburn (Longhorn Aquatics), 553.10;6. Lauren Reedy (Mizzou Diving), 517.25;7. Emma Ivory-Ganja (Longhorn Aquatics), 516.35;8. Daria Lenz (Unattached), 495.70;9. Samantha Reese (Purdue University), 486.30;10. Hailey Hernandez (GC Diving), 482.70;11. Kristen Hayden (Club Wolverine Diving), 479.90;12. Bridget O’Neil (GC Diving), 477.90;
Eliminated after semifinals
13. Carolina Sculti (Marlins Diving Club), 476.95;14. Nikki Canale (Carolina Diving Academy), 463.35;15. Emily Grund (GC Diving), 456.05;16. Mayson Richards (GC Diving), 450.10;17. Grace Cable (Duke Diving), 448.75;18. Olivia Rosendahl (Unattached), 443.60;

Eliminated after preliminaries
19. Kendra Kieser (Mizzou Diving), 206.50;20. Rebecca Hamperian (Kentucky Diving Club), 200.85;21. Morgan Meixner (Purdue University), 196.70;22. Madeline McKernan (Mizzou Diving), 192.00;23. Abigail Knapton (Nebraska Divin  g Club), 191.50;24. Alexa Beckwith (Mizzou Diving), 187.15;25. Mackenzie Willborn (Unattached), 184.75;26. Jessica Warak (Nebraska Diving Club), 178.10;27. Molly Fears (Unattached), 172.60.

Men’s 10-meter standings after semifinals

David Dinsmore (University of Miami), 962.25;2. Jordan Windle (Ft Lauderdale Diving Team), 952.70;3. Brandon Loschiavo (Purdue University), 847.05;4. Zach Cooper (RipFest), 809.55;5. Maxwell Flory (Dominion Dive Club), 776.80;6. Benjamin Bramley (Unattached), 719.20;7. Theodore Miclau (Stanford Diving), 671.00;8. Jacob Cornish (The University of Texas), 625.15;9. Tarek Abdelghany (Stanford Diving), 559.75;10. Anton Hoherz (Woodlands Diving Academy), 485.45;11. Colten Young (Unattached), 428.65; 12. 10. Max Showalter (Purdue University), 263.70 (scratched).

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Daniel Carr Leads Cheyenne Mountain to Colorado 4A Swimming and Diving Crown

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Cheyenne Mountain won the Colorado 4A Boys High School swimming and diving state title on Saturday afternoon.

Cheyenne Mountain got out to an early lead, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:35.95 with the team of Jerry BirnbaumSheridan HarderWestin Stieglitz, and Reece MacRenato. Golden’s Daric SundeenCory LeidichReade Warner, and Tate Warner were second (1:36.68), just ahead of Valor Christian’s Dylan NasserCaleb KimLenny Dan, and Kyle McCarty (1:36.94).

Thompson Valley’s Liam Gately finished with a fairly solid lead in the 200 freestyle, turning in a 1:36.94. Kyle Leach of Cheyenne Mountain was second with a 1:38.34. Also under 1:40 was Evergreen’s Seth Hendrix (1:39.84).

Gately also topped the 100 freestyle by over a second in 44.64. Pine Creek’s Nicholas Sherman (45.66) and Air Academy’s Griffin Ayotte (45.96) were second and third.

Leach later won the 100 butterfly in 49.23. Sundeen touched second (50.85) and Matthew Wyatt of Valor Christian placed third (52.43).

The top three in the 200 IM were close and well ahead of the rest of the field. Ultimately, Wheat Ridge’s Ryan Peterson (1:53.01) got to the wall first. Nasser was just a tenth behind in 1:53.13. Blayze Jessen of Mullen (1:53.87) earned bronze.

Daniel Carr of Cheyenne Mountain won the 50 freestyle by a full second with his 20.45. George Washington’s Cole Sibelius (21.55) placed second and Wyatt (21.84) was third.

Taking the title in the shortest and longest events on the high school schedule, Carr posted a 4:33.99 in the 500 freestyle. Montrose’s Ryan King was just behind him in 4:35.69. Thompson Valley senior Christopher Eddy (4:41.86) completed the podium.

Estes Park’s Jacob Bielamier dominated diving with 521.90 points.

Cheyenne Mountain also won the 200 freestyle relay with the quartet of Kyle Leach, MacRenato, Sheridan Harder, and Carr in 1:25.90. Valor Christian’s Wyatt, Levi GoodenLiam Dooley, and Kim were second (1:27.79) and Will DraperTristan Camp-LagveuxJordan Oss, and Sibelius were third for George Washington in 1:29.43.

Birnbaum topped the 100 backstroke with a 50.92. Just behind him were Sundeen (51.01) and Sherman (51.02).

Drake Manuello of Greenley Central out touched Jack Moranetz of D’Evelyn 57.80 to 57.89 for the 100 breaststroke title. Cheyenne Mountain sophomore Harder (58.61) finished third.

Cheyenne Mountain wrapped up the meet with a dominating performance in the 400 freestyle relay as the team of Leach, Birnbaum, Stieglitz, and Carr touched in 3:02.67, nearly ten seconds ahead of the field.

Cheyenne Mountain won the state title. Full team scores were not yet available.

Results available here.

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Griffin Eiber, Michael Zarian Each Take Two Colorado 5A State Titles

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Colorado high school boys swimming wrapped up this weekend with 4A and 5A state championships. There were two double winners in 5A action and Fossil Ridge swept the relays.

Danny KovacJosh Pales, Sam Ybarra, and Kris Malinin topped the 200 medley relay for Fossil Ridge in 1:30.69. In second was William GoodwinElijah WarrenTy Coen, and Alexander Strepman of Regis Jesuit in 1:31.35. Cheery Creek’s Alex BruceJohn StrainAlexander Sironen, and Brendan Eckerman finished third in 1:33.32.

Griffin Eiber of Arapahoe cleared 1:40 to win the 200 freestyle. The senior touched in 1:39.03. Boulder’s Quinton Pierce posted a 1:40.76 for silver and Ponderosa’s Blake Wilton (1:41.38) was third.

Eiber later won the 100 freestyle with his 44.65. Denver South’s Keegan Bundy posted a 45.58 for runner up honors. Fossil Ridge junior Matt Geraghty touched third (46.44).

Michael Zarian dominated the 200 IM. The Fairview senior clocked a 1:47.25. Harrison Lierz, a freshman from Broomfield also separated himself from the field in 1:50.83. Goodwin (1:52.09) was third.

Zarian also earned gold in the 100 fly with a 47.75. Taking silver was Kovac (48.33) and Coen (48.95) picked up the bronze.

Bundy put together an impressive performance in the splash and dash, touching in 20.59, over a half second faster than he went in prelims. Also improving was Fossil Ridge’s Shamzi Alkaff (21.04) and his teammate Gerhaty (21.12). He out touched Warren by .01.

Bear Creek’s Octavio Lucero won the one meter diving by over 50 points with 556.30.

After finishing second in the 200 free, Pierce was first to the wall in the 500 with a 4:31.78. He had a freshman on his heels. Broomfield’s Harrison Lierz placed second in 4:33.09. Nathan Rock of Boulder (4:39.10) was third.

Fossil Ridge dominated the 200 freestyle relay. Alkaff, Geraghty, Pales and Malinin touched in 1:23.64. Fairview’s Michael ZarianWill BrownJoe Felton, and Walker Martin (1:25.44) were second. With a 1:25.65 Cherry Creek’s quartet of Sironen, Jack WinsorAlec Thompson, and Joseph Jang were third.

Columbine sophomore Gavin Olson won the 100 backstroke in 48.35. Kovac (48.70) earned silver. Coen (50.13) completed the podium.

Liberty’s Joshua Lanzmeier edged Regis Jesuit’s Warren 55.66 to 55.88 for the 100 breaststroke title. Fossil Ridge freshman Pales (56.78) was third.

Geraghty, Ybarra, Kovac, and Alkaff combined to win the 400 freestyle relay for Fossil Ridge in 3:03.87. Fairview’s Zarian and Martin teamed up with Lochlainn Renfrow and Justin Li to place second in 3:05.28. Regis Jesuit was third in 3:06.82 with the team of Coen, Tj MillerSam Jones, and Warren.

Team scores were not yet available.

Results available here.

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Peter Sagan left frustrated by breakaway again at Tour of California as Bennett confirms victory

Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) takes his second stage win of the race

Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) took victory his second breakaway stage win of the 2017 Tour of California, as George Bennet (LottoNL-Jumbo) secured overall victory.

Huffman was part of a five-rider breakaway that went clear more than 40km into the short 125km stage from Mountain High to Pasadena.

As Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) tested the legs of Bennett on the slopes of the second category climb of Mount Emma Road, Huffman slipped clear with team-mate Rob Britton, David Lopez (Team Sky), Nicholas Edet (Cofidis), and Lachlan Morton (Dimension Data). They were later joined by Sepp Kuss, another Rally rider, after a long solo effort to bridge across.

With 30km to go the break began the long ascent to Pasadena with just a minute’s lead on the peloton, with Kuss and Britton working hard for their team leader.

Despite the sprinters teams started to mass on the front of the bunch, the break was able to succeed with Huffman holding off Lopez in the final sprint.

22 seconds behind Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) led the bunch home ahead of Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) while Bennett finished safely in the pack to secure overall victory.

Results

Tour of California 2017, stage seven: Mountain High to Pasadena (125km)

1. Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling, in 2-37-28
2. David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky
3. Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
4. Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data
5. Rob Britton (USA) Rally Cycling, all at same time
6. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 22 secs
7. Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
8. John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
9. Ben King (Can) Dimension Data
10. Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin, all at same time

Final general classification

1 George Bennett (NZl) Team LottoNl-Jumbo, in 22-54-38
2 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 35 secs 0:00:35
3 Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale-Drapac, at 36 secs
4 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team, at 45 secs
5 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky, at 1-00
6 Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) Team UAE Emirates, at 1-54
7 Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data, at 1-55
8 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky, at 2-12
9 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb, at 2-15
10 Haimar Zubeldia (Esp) Trek-Segafredo, at 3-14


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5 Simple Things You Should Start Doing to Be A Better Swimmer

Photo Courtesy: US Navy

By Jinq En Phee, Swimming World College Intern.

Being a competitive swimmer myself, I understand that we’re all constantly thinking of ways to improve ourselves and become a better swimmer. Some people might think that you’ll need a world class facility or a famous coach to become better, but the truth is there are many other things that don’t require those resources that you can do to improve. Here are five simple things that you could work on every day to become a better swimmer!

1. Always work on the little details.

Freediver underwater diving with monofin during freediving competition in London UK

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Yes, I bet that your coach has told you to work on that streamline off each wall all the time, but there’s a reason that your coach keeps repeating them! Either you’re not doing it properly, or you’re not even doing it at all.

Working on all the little details such as keeping your head down when you swim and not breathing in and out of the walls during practice will definitely benefit you. Make them a habit, so that you don’t have to worry and think about them during a race, and you could go on and focus on something else that you’re weaker at! Those little details could help you shave a chunk of time off your personal best.

2. Know all your goal times.

2016 olympic swimming qualifying times

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There’s an advantage to knowing what you need to go in a certain distance of a certain stroke during practice or during a race. Know your goal times. Know exactly what a good time for a 50 meter sprint is, or what you need to go in a 25 meter dive off the blocks during practice and during race day. Know your splits, turn times, and reaction times.

It’s not just about knowing them all so you could show off to your teammates to prove that you’re Mr. Know-It-All, it’s about knowing them so you could determine which part of your race should be faster or slower, and then you could go back and work on it. It helps you determine whether you’re in a good shape or not. If you go faster than your goal time, that’s great; but if you don’t, at least you know that you need to put more work into practice.

3. Get enough sleep.

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Almost everything that you do in and out of the pool affects your training and race performance. Even little things such as going to bed early every night so that you could get enough amount of sleep will help you feel more energized the next day. It is proven that getting sufficient amount of sleep everyday will boost your performance, so get some sleep! Take naps (or if you’re a busy person, you could try taking power naps) throughout the day and don’t go to bed too late at night.

4. Watch what you eat.

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Other than just getting all the nutrients that you need, you will also need to watch what you’re consuming! We all know the basic rule: avoid sugary food and alcohol. Sugar makes you tired and alcohol inhibits recovery. If you’re being serious about swimming, healthier alternatives are also an option. For example, replace white bread with whole grain bread, or diet soda with plain water. But of course, the occasional brownie after a hard practice to reward yourself is definitely okay. Don’t be too harsh on yourself!

5. Trust the training.

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Trust the workout that your coach wrote is best for you. Your coach usually knows what is best, and that’s why he/she is your coach and you’re the swimmer! Don’t doubt what your coach tells you to do. If you do have concerns, sit down and have a talk with your coach to discuss the problem. That way would benefit both you and your coach. When it’s time to race, forget about everything you’ve done in practice and just get out there and race! Because you’ve done your work, there’s nothing to be afraid of right?

All commentaries are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Swimming World Magazine nor its staff.

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2017 California High School Swimming Girls State Championship: Finals Live Recap

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After a long and exciting prelims session yesterday, swimmers return to the pool at 2:30 today for finals of the 2017 California High School Swimming State Championships in Fresno, California.

Two state records fell on the girls side yesterday and they have a chance to be lowered again tonight. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

200 Medley Relay

200 Freestyle

200 IM

50 Freestyle

100 Butterfly

100 Freestyle

500 Freestyle

200 Freestyle Relay

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Should the sprinters finish the Giro d’Italia out of respect for race? Team bosses have their say

With the race heading into a moutainous final week, how many sprinters will stay on to Milan?

With the snow-capped Alps peaked on the horizon for the first time in this Giro d’Italia and no respite over the next seven days, some sprinters have packed their bags to head home.

So far, sprinters André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Jakub Mareczko (Wilier-Selle Italia) pulled the plug on the Giro d’Italia. Some of the few other sprinters that lined up in this mountainous 100th edition may follow soon since zero opportunities remain.

“Well, maybe I’m a bit of an old-style sports director, but if I start nine riders then I also want to finish with nine riders,” Jens Zemke, sports director at Bora-Hansgrohe, told Cycling Weekly.

“You work a long time to select a team in to prepare for a race and you want to finish the three weeks, but it would be more logical if they gave a chance to the sprinters to win.”

Zemke included Irishman Sam Bennett in his team for the Giro d’Italia, picking up one second place, and three third places.

>>> Sam Bennett explains how hours spent on YouTube have improved his sprinting technique

“Of course, I understand that depends also on the programme after the race,” added Zemke. “If a rider is racing the Tour de France then that could change things.”

Lotto-Soudal plan on taking André Greipel to the Tour de France. The winner of stage two, who wore the pink jersey for one day, did not show up to start the 14th stage of the Giro in Tortona.

Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott), winner of stage seven, is not due to race the Tour, but he remained and pulled the peloton for team leader Adam Yates on the road to Oropa.

“It depends on the parcours of the Giro,” said Lotto-Soudal sports director Willems Frederik. “

This year, the Giro is exceptionally tought. It’s a really beautiful Giro, but from here on it is designed just to the climbers and time trial specialist on the final day. It’s possible for sprinters to survive in the Giro, but I would say to those here that it is not worth it.”


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“It’s right that the riders respect the Giro but the sprinters have zero opportunities in the last week. It’s very hard,” Wilier Triestina sports director Luca Scinto said.

“You have to look at the circumstances. The Tour de France is a different race and everyone wants to race to Paris because to win on the Champs-Élysées is huge for a sprinter and it has so much prestige.”

Mark Cavendish, then with Omega Pharma-Quick-Step, raced to the end of the 2013 Giro, where he won the final stage and the points classification.

This year, the race ends with a time trial and it seems only Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors), winner of four stages, wants to stay around round to Milan to keep his points jersey.

>>> Five talking points from stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia

“The organisers will have to put something in the end to entice the sprinters to stay,” said Team Sky boss David Brailsford. “If there’s something to win then they will hang around to try, but if nothing is to be gained then they will go.

“This is the first Grand Gour of the season too, and they have a lot of the season left. If the Tour came first then it would be the same situation.”

“I understand their decision to leave,” Quick-Step Floors general manager Patrick Lefevere added. “Some go home because it’s planned, but it’s not so beautiful to make an announcement in advance.

“I’m very grateful because Fernando’s doing well and is one of the best of the sprinters in the mountains. For Fernando Gaviria, another thing is that he tries because it’s his first big tour and he can become a better rider by finishing.”

Lefevere also said that Gaviria’s situation differs because he will not race the Tour de France, where Marcel Kittel will lead the team.


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Italian Open: Novak Djokovic thrashes Dominic Thiem to reach final

Novak Djokovic

World number two Novak Djokovic is through to the Italian Open final after losing just one game against Dominic Thiem in Rome.

The 29-year-old Serb beat Austrian Thiem 6-1 6-0 in 59 minutes.

Djokovic will meet Alexander Zverev, 20, in Sunday’s final after the German beat John Isner 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-1.

Meanwhile, French Open champion Garbine Muguruza retired from her semi-final against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina with a neck injury.

Svitolina will face Simona Halep in the women’s final on Sunday after the Romanian beat Kiki Bertens.

Djokovic finds form before Roland Garros

It was a second appearance of the day for Djokovic, having earlier beaten Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 6-1 6-4 in a rain-affected match carried over from Friday.

There was little sign of fatigue as the men’s French Open champion looked back to his best, serving well and hitting ruthless ground strokes as he raced away with the first set against 23-year-old Thiem.

Thiem, who knocked out Rafael Nadal on Friday, struggled to find any rhythm in the second set as Djokovic broke his opponent’s serve three more times to see out a convincing win.

Zverev announces himself

Alexander Zverev

Zverev, currently ranked 17 in the world, dominated the first set against Isner, 32, winning it in just under half an hour.

Isner levelled the match after a second-set tie-break, but Zverev resumed control, comfortably winning the deciding set.

He guarantees himself a world ranking of 14 but, should he upset Djokovic in the final, he will move into the world’s top 10.

At 20 years and one month, Zverev becomes the youngest Masters finalist since Djokovic himself won the 2007 Miami Open.

Halep wins, Muguruza out injured

Spain's Garbine Muguruza

Halep, 25, booked her place in the final with a 7-5 6-1 win over 25-year-old Dutchwoman Bertens.

After a hard-fought first set, Halep won the second more convincingly to complete the victory in one hour and 17 minutes.

Svitolina, 22, advanced after Muguruza called the trainer 22 minutes into the match.

Muguruza, who upset Serena Williams to win the French Open last year, will be hoping to recover in time to defend her title at Roland Garros with the second Grand Slam of the year beginning on 28 May.

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