The most recent grand slam and the US Open champion, Dominic Thiem ‘s run for his second slam title, just ended. The Austrian came into the French Open with high spirits and confidence after winning the US Open.
Dominic Thiem won his maiden slam title at the US open 2020, after three failed attempts. Thiem reached the French Open’s quarter-finals after winning in a five-setter against the French youngster Hugo Gaston.
In what can be called a thrilling and long quarter-final, Thiem and Diego Schwartzman showcased a fantastic tennis game. The match lasted more than five hours and ended in a 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 win for the Argentine.
Schwartzman was one of the finalists in Rome last month and had not dropped any French Open set until meeting Thiem. This match will be a memorable one for the 28-year-old who reached the first grand slam Semifinals of his career.
“To Be Honest, I Had Exceeded My Limits Today Already”: Dominic Thiem
On the other hand, Thiem had a disappointing run at the event but is sure to come back stronger. The Austrian confessed that he pushed himself a lot during the five-hour-long match and gave it his all.
“To be honest, I had exceeded my limits today already. If I had won, I would have had two days tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, so two full days to recover and therefore you never know what could have happened.”, He said after a semifinal match at Roland Garros on Tuesday.
He believed he would have had enough time to recover for his next match if he had won. But none the less, Thiem is an example of a fighter and a passionate sportsman. He congratulated and appreciated his opponent reflecting the sportsmen spirit that he possesses.
“He really deserves it. It’s an amazing achievement for him to break into the top 10 for the first time in his career. Maybe to lose against a friend hurts a little bit less (smiling). I think if I wanted to win the match, I should have done it in four. He was just a little fresher than me.” Dominic Thiem added.