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'