'It's not a shame for Thiem to lose French Open final vs Rafael Nadal'


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'It's not a shame for Thiem to lose French Open final vs Rafael Nadal'

In an interview the six-time Major winner Boris Becker commented on Dominic Thiem's season. The German former player said: "Dominic makes too many mistakes here and there, but he plays in a very risky way too. After all, last year he also won titles on other surfaces, let's say on hard.

That's a big improvement. Domi is the second best clay-courter. It's not a shame to lose in the French Open final to Rafael Nadal. The old stars improve and not get older. They still dominate. It's up to the younger players like Thiem to make the next step."

Meanwhile Diego Schwartzman's coach Juan Ignacio Chela praised the Argentinean's mentality: "He has a fighting spirit that he should never lose. I like a lot when he moves forward to the court and he is very active with the legs which allows him to be aggressive."

On Schwartzman's loss to Nadal, Chela said: "This time the situation was very different as he reached the quarter-finals being more experienced. He had already gone through those situations other times. He came there being very confident and pretty strong physically, so I think he was prepared."

Roger Federer felt once again grateful for the support he is getting at the Laver Cup: “I was hoping it was going to be like this and they didn’t disappoint me. Thank you Geneva”.