“I Was Playing With a Lot of Pressure”- Dominic Thiem Reveals Reason Behind His Early Exit at W&S Open 2020


Dominic Thiem

One of this year’s US Open winner contestant Dominic Thiem lost his second-round match against unseeded Flip Krajinovic at the Western and Southern Open 2020 on Monday. Here, World No.03 Austrian is saying the causes of his failure against Serbian.

In an unexpected result, Krajinovic overtook the victory from Thiem by a score of 6-2, 6-1 in 62 minutes. Undoubtedly, this would be a major stumbling block for Thiem in the view of the US Open 2020. 

Dominic Thiem said in the post-match interview, “I never felt the ball and I was unable to find the position on the return. I was playing with a lot of pressure in his games. It was a horrible game by myself. I did not play well or had any rhythm.”

Dominic Thiem

When Dominic Thiem talked about his bad service and errors during the match. Additionally, he said, ”I felt like I didn’t win a single point on the return. It was not easy to get back Filip’s serve. I failed to find the timing and the right position while returning. The problems were there in my service games as well, making me lose confidence and spray more errors.” 

“The pressure got higher and that all led to those terrible numbers by my side. It’s tough to understand what happened but will think about it and find the answers over the next couple of days.” , The three-time Grand Slam finalist added.

“I Will Try to Leave This Loss Behind”- Dominic Thiem 

Moreover, the Austrian won just two points on the Serbian’s serve, and he might come to know that need to improve a lot to achieve his aim to win the first Grandslam title at New York major.

While Thiem hopes to forget this tragedy as soon as possible and he would like to start his preparation for the upcoming major event, besides, the US Open 2020 will begin next week in the Flushing Meadows.

Dominic Thiem

Thiem said, “I usually play well in New York, last year aside. I hope it will even better this time. I will try to leave this loss behind and start all over next week.” 

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He also explained about court environment, “The conditions are completely different from what we had in Australia. The balls are different, the court as well. The humidity is high, but I think I can handle that”


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