In a press conference in Vienna for Bank Austria, Dominic Thiem commented on one of the biggest controversies during the French Open. The number 4 in the world had to leave the interview room because Serena Williams did not want to wait until he was done.
"I'm a little bit sorry for what happened, maybe one day we can play mixed doubles at Wimbledon, and I want to make it clear that what Serena has achieved in her career is in everyone's imagination," Thiem said. When asked if he could break the top three, Thiem replied, "It's very difficult, but I have only a few points to defend in the near future so it can be possible to get closer."
"I was totally prepared," Thiem added, when asked if he was tired during his recent defeat at the French Open against Rafael Nadal. "Fatigue is not the reason why I lost, I'm still a bit disappointed and at the same time satisfied, but above all, motivated.
I scored my best win of all time against Djokovic, then I lost to Nadal, who played the best match against me. "In the clash between the next generation and the old generation, Thiem added:" A player born in the '90s never won a major.
Djokovic, Nadal and Federer ruled. Tsitsipas will be a great player, as will Zverev. "When asked how he can improve, Thiem replied," I can not play much better, but there are still things I can do differently, things I can take from Nadal, for example the ball early. "
He also regretted his defeat at the French Open: "I made a small mistake at the end of the second set by not leaving the field, I should have freshened up instead of letting my system cool down, Rafa let me pay for this."