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French Open: Dominique Thiem looks positively to the future after losing the first round at Roland Garros

French Open: Dominique Thiem looks positively to the future after losing the first round at Roland Garros

“But there is no doubt that I have to go through my biggest crisis so far, and I will do everything in my power to do so,” added Tim.

At the French Open, the 27-year-old surprisingly failed in the first round despite his clear lead 6: 4, 7: 5, 3: 6, 4: 6, 4: 6 by Pablo Andogar.

The world number four explained in the interview: “I am far from my highest level, in such a situation you cannot play for a title. Honestly: I haven’t had the slightest problem with motivation in the past few weeks, but a lot of things are missing. Example “.

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The day before

The US Open champion was hard on himself: “The front kick was a disaster, the backhand was also, the percentage was missing on the first serve – not everything was fast enough, everything was tense. My analysis is negative.”

Tim doesn’t want to take a break – focus on Wimbledon

The training units were fine before, but nothing happened together in the match. “I actually felt really good before the match, and then my system collapsed. A big disappointment, I didn’t expect that in Paris. I wasn’t dismissed here early,” said Tim.

The last time Tim was eliminated was in the first round of the Grand Slam at the 2019 US Open.

And now? Tim does not want to take a break despite the disappointing performance. “There is no time for that,” the 27-year-old said. “I will immediately continue to work, preparing for the turf season.” In the next few days he will decide whether to play another tournament before Wimbledon.

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Tim excludes changing coach

The Austrian is also not currently considering a change of coach. Since April 2019 he has trained under Nicholas Maso. “We celebrated great successes together,” said Tim. “My US Open title last September naturally eclipsed everything. We are going that way together.”

Last year, the clay specialist was knocked out in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros, due to an early defeat this year, and he will now lose many points in the rankings. But Tim doesn’t want to look at that either, and instead look positively into the future: “If the athletic performance is correct again, the form is right, and he will take care of himself …”

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