Rafael Nadal of Spain leaves the pitch after losing his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Friday, May 19, 2017. Thiem beat Nadal 6-4, 6-3. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday.Thiem almost broke again early in the second set but Nadal managed to save two break points and go on to hold his serve.Thiem almost allowed Nadal back into the match but managed to cancel out three break points to go into a 5-3 lead and he broke again to take the match when Nadal sent a forehand long.The unseeded Isner, who hit 21 aces, beat sixth-seeded Marin Cilic 7-6 (3), 2-6, 7-6 (2) in a serve-dominated quarterfinal to become the first American to reach the last four at the Italian Open since Andy Roddick in 2008 .
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