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Top seed Thiem reaches Moselle Open final

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METZ, France (AP) Top-seeded Dominic Thiem rallied past local favorite Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the Moselle Open final on Saturday.

The 10th-ranked Austrian player, who remains on course to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals for the first time, hit 10 aces and won 76 percent of his first-serve points to prevail.

The fourth-seeded Simon was up a break at 5-4 in the second set but could not seize his chance to serve out the match.

In the final, Thiem will face either Frenchman Lucas Pouille or Belgium's David Goffin.

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Thiem sits in seventh position in the race for the ATP Finals, which will be in London in November, with five of the eight slots for the year-end tournament still up for grabs.