In an interview to Kia Dominic Thiem commented on the start to his season. The Austrian player had not gotten good results in January and February, then everything changed. "The beginning of the year wasn't really good, obviously, between Australia and the South American clay-court swing.
which didn't go too well ether. Then I won my first Masters 1000 title, it is the most important tournament outside the four Grand Slams", said the Austrian. He also analyzed his three-set win over Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final: "Every match against him is special, because he is probably the greatest legend in tennis and I can still learn so much from him, also when I defeat him.
He leads tennis both on and off court. During the match, verything I did was working This is a victory that will stay with me forever. The entire match was just one single highlight and winning the tournament was an unbelievable feeling."
On his co-operation with new coach Nicolas Massu, Thiem added: "It went very well in Indian Wells and also n Miami, despite the first round loss. I think he can help me a lot on clay, because it used to be his favourte surface.
I am really looking forward to it. It's the surface I grew up on and where feel the most at home. I am in good spirits. I have the oppcrtunity to earn somc points in Monte Carlo and Barcelona then Madrid. Rome and Roland-Garos, where the conditions fit me really well and where I hope to play my best."