Dominic Thiem admits certain things he has to resolve himself as he believes that even having Roger Federer as his mental coach wouldn’t help him in this situation. Thiem, 29, hasn’t won any titles since becoming a Grand Slam champion at the 2020 US Open.
In the last two and a half years, Thiem had one very long injury break and he has often struggled with his form and results. For many years, Thiem was trying to become a Grand Slam champion. Once he accomplished his biggest goal, the spark was lost.
“It’s just up to me. I could take Roger Federer as a mental coach that wouldn’t help me either (sic). In Melbourne, you could see, after the final, how Novak Djokovic was energized and it was literally coming out of him. In fact, it is a difficult phase when you are successful.
It’s not really fun. I’ve always had trouble savoring victories,” Thiem told Der Standard, as revealed on Sportskeeda.
Thiem ‘disappointed’ he didn’t deliver for Austria
Last weekend, Austria’s Thiem was beaten in both of his Davis Cup singles matches against Croatia.
In the end, Austria suffered a 3-1 defeat to Croatia in their Davis Cup qualifiers tie. Thiem’s two losses were too much to overcome for Austria and Thiem later took the responsibility for his nation’s loss. “I’m disappointed I could not help Austria win the Davis Cup tie against Croatia.
Congratulations, and well done to them. I know it wasn’t easy for all of you to support me lately, and I fully understand that some of my performances weren’t what they should be. I will get back to the best version of myself, and with your support, it will go faster and feel much better.
I appreciate it and I am beyond grateful you guys have my back,” Thiem wrote on his Instagram after the Davis Cup weekend. Thiem is just 1-5 at the start of the 2023 season.