“I’m Not Disappointed at All”: Nick Kyrgios Proud of Himself After Losing Marathon-Battle to Dominic Thiem at Australian Open 2021

Published 02/12/2021, 8:04 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021 Austria’s Dominic Thiem with Australia’s Nick Kyrgios after winning their third round match REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Fans just witnessed one of the best matches of the Australian Open 2021. In an epic encounter, World No.3 Dominic Thiem survived a five-set marathon and defeated Nick Kyrgios in the third round. The final scoreline of the match was 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

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Although Dominic Thiem lost the initial two sets, he made a spectacular comeback and won the remaining three sets. His opponent Nick Kyrgios served really well, delivered some great winners, but was not able to win despite his brilliant performance.

In the post-match press conference, Kyrgios appreciated Thiem for his spectacular comeback. He also praised himself and felt proud of the way he played in the match.

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“I’m super proud of myself…To produce that level and go toe-to-toe with one of the best players in the world. I’m pretty proud. I left it all out there. I actually, physically felt very good. He’s a hell of a player. He’s so disciplined, he’s so composed. His level doesn’t drop,” said Kyrgios in the press conference.

What was simply brilliant about Thiem was that although almost everyone was cheering for Kyrgios in the audience, he didn’t let that affect his gameplay. It is for this reason Kyrgios praised the Austrian player’s discipline and composure.

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Kyrgios also highlighted that he trained vigorously for the Australian Open 2021 and was not disappointed after the result. He was rather proud of himself as he played some really aggressive tennis.

The Australian player also wished Thiem the best of luck and reiterated that he was a fantastic player.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 12, 2021, Austria’s Dominic Thiem celebrates after winning his third-round match against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

“I’m not disappointed at all. I’m super proud of everything I’ve done in the last couple of months to get ready for it. And, you know, good luck to him. I hope he does well because he’s a hell of a player,” added Kyrgios.

Thiem has definitely impressed not just tennis fans but even Kyrgios. The Australian also hoped that the World No.3 player would do pretty well in the upcoming rounds as well.

Dominic Thiem will next face Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round of the Australian Open 2021. Fans certainly have huge expectations from him and want him to achieve what he failed to accomplish last year in Australia.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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