Dominic Thiem is convinced that his recovery can only depend on him, and that no one can help him get out of this situation, not even Roger Federer. The Austrian explained in an interview with the German newspaper Der Standard: “It depends only on me.
I could hire Federer as a mental coach but I’m convinced it wouldn’t help me. ” Thiem also added: “In Melbourne, after the final, I saw how was energetic Novak Djokovic. It’s a difficult phase when you’re successful. It’s not very fun.
I’ve always had trouble savoring victories.” Thiem added that he made the decision to play to have fun, and no longer to be a machine ready to carry titles: “I try to get away from the idea of being a machine. No more training for hours without thinking about anything.
I try to enjoy the beautiful things more. For me this means good shots or good points. But it’s not easy.” The 29-year-old then talked about his disappointment over his country’s Davis Cup loss: “I’m disappointed I couldn’t help Austria win their Davis Cup match against Croatia.
Congratulations and kudos to them. I know it hasn’t been easy for all of you to support me lately, and I fully understand that some of my performances weren’t what you would have expected of me.”
The problems Thiem is going through
Thiem is not having an easy time in his career.
Since his last very important title in Flushing Meadow where he conquered his first Grand Slam, the Austrian has not had more sharp points but rather, injuries and disappointments have taken over. The serious problem in his place kept him in the box for a very long time and made him lose contact with the top positions in the ranking.
From third position, the tennis player native of Wiener Neustadt has sunk beyond 100 and is now struggling to get back into the tennis circle that counts for him. In this first glimpse of the season, the former US Open champion has collected only defeats.
The most painful undoubtedly the one suffered against Andrej Rublev in the first round of the Australian Open (3-0), and those against Borna Gojo and Borna Coric which meant his elimination in the Davis Cup qualifications, for his Austria. Photo credits: pic by the Daily Express