Dominic Thiem admits that there are certain things that he has to figure out for himself, as he believes that even having Roger Federer as his mental coach would not help him in this situation. Thiem, 29, has not won a title since he was crowned Grand Slam champion at the 2020 US Open.
Over the past two and a half years, Thiem has had a very long layoff through injury and has often struggled with his form and results. For many years, Thiem was trying to become a Grand Slam champion. Once he achieved his biggest goal, the spark was lost.
“It only depends on me. I could take Roger Federer as a mental coach, that would not help me either (sic). In Melbourne you could see, after the final, how Novak Djokovic was full of energy and it literally came out of him. In fact, it is a difficult phase when you are successful.
It’s not very fun. It’s always been hard for me to savor victories,” Thiem told Der Standard, as revealed by Sportskeeda. Last weekend, the Austrian Thiem was defeated in his two individual Davis Cup matches against Croatia. Ultimately, Austria suffered a 3-1 loss to Croatia in their Davis Cup tie.
Thiem’s two losses were too much for Austria and Thiem later took responsibility for the nation’s defeat from him. “I’m disappointed that I couldn’t help Austria win the Davis Cup tie against Croatia. Congratulations and congratulations.
I know it hasn’t been easy for all of you to support me lately, and I fully understand that some of my performances haven’t been what they should have been.” I will be the best version of myself again, and with your support, it will be faster and I will feel much better.
I appreciate it and I am beyond grateful that you support me,” Thiem wrote on his Instagram after the Davis Cup weekend.
Thiem won a Grand Slam
Dominic Thiem, currently 99th in the world, seems to be back in good physical shape after his very bad wrist injury.
The Austrian is engaged on clay in Buenos Aires this week. For the occasion, the winner of the US Open 2020 was interviewed by our Argentinian colleagues from Olé. He looks back on his complicated comeback and all his confrontations against the BIG 3.
Remember that Dominic Thiem is one of the only players to have beaten them on several occasions, whether Novak Djokovic (5 times), Roger Federer (5 times) and Rafael Nadal (6 times). According to him, everyone is unique and that is what makes their reputation, there is no GOAT.
“I have a great relationship with all of them, I get along very well with all three and I admire them all equally. All the time people talk about who is better than the other and it’s not really good. I don’t like to say that.
I think it’s a disrespect to all of them, they’ve all done amazing things, which probably no one else will ever do in their lifetime. There is not just one GOAT, all three deserve it because they are unique,” said the Austrian.
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