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2017 Rio champ Thiem ousted in quarters

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Top-seeded defending champion Dominic Thiem of Austria tumbled out of the Rio Open on Friday, falling 6-4, 6-0 to Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals of the clay-court event.

Thiem won the Argentina Open on Sunday for his ninth career title.

Verdasco will play fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy, a 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-1 winner over Alijaz Bedene of Slovenia in the late match. Bedene lost to Thiem in the Argentina Open final.

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