The next generation clay courter, Dominic Thiem is through to his Roland-Garros finals for the second time in his career. The Austrian World Number four snapped the 26-match winning streak at Grand Slams of Novak Djokovic and came through with fly colours to set up the French Open 2019 final against, Rafael Nadal.
Dominic Thiem dismissed the Serb 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 and their battle took place in two segments. The weather conditions of Paris impeded the play and in turn hampered the momentum of players in the semifinal match.
“We’re gonna play or sometimes we supposed to have a day off, and then, because of rain or other things, we don’t have. So it’s okay, I think,” Dominic Thiem mentioned. The fourth seed played his quarterfinal match on Thursday (which was scheduled on Wednesday). The very next day, on Friday, his scheduled semifinal match took place, but later was suspended due to the stormy conditions at Roland-Garros and then the play continued from Saturday noon.
Such an agenda during Grand Slam tournaments is not ideal for tennis players since they play long matches during majors and adequate recovery and relaxation time should be given to them.
After three days of incessant tennis, Dominic Thiem will be playing Rafael Nadal in the French Open finals on a Sunday afternoon, and which clearly implies, the 25-year-old Austrian has a fatigue factor limitation before playing the big finals of his life on the slow court of Paris.
“I feel good. Luckily I didn’t have so many long matches before today. And today and yesterday, of course, was tough. It’s probably a little bit more difficult to play these four hours with all the interruption than if you played in one time. But still, I’m feeling fine”, Dominic Thiem continued.
Generously accepting his situations over the past few days, Dominic Thiem is mentally preparing him to face Rafael Nadal on the Parisian terre-battue in order to produce optimum results in the momentous finals of his career.
“I’m full of adrenaline, of course, still from today’s match, and also I will have that tomorrow. So I’m not going to be tired. It’s all going to come after the tournament. So I’m ready to leave all or everything what I have out on the court tomorrow,” Dominic Thiem added.
Dominic Thiem has won two ATP titles this year, the first one came at Indian Wells 2019 finals where he defeated Roger Federer and the other one was pulled off in Barcelona where he ousted Rafa in straight sets in the semifinals.