Dominic Thiem explains how Rafael Nadal 'punished' him


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Dominic Thiem explains how Rafael Nadal 'punished' him

Dominic Thiem was dominated by Rafael Nadal in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, on Friday at the Monte Carlo Masters. Through a Facebook post, the Austrian admitted he didn't deliver his best performance.

The way Thiem lost was surprising considering that he had defeated the former world no. 1 Novak Djokovic in the third round. '0/6 2/6 versus Rafael Nadal. A really tough loss. Rafa played well, I didn’t. Too many unforced errors.

Rafa punished me for starting slowly and never gave me a chance to come back into the match. Aside from today's disappointment, the tournament went better than I had expected after my injury. But today I realized what I still need to improve for the upcoming tournaments, so let’s get back to work.

Au revoir Monaco!' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: 'Andy Murray asked me for advice' .