Dominic Thiem: 'Federer or Nadal would never do what Serena Williams did'

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Dominic Thiem: 'Federer or Nadal would never do what Serena Williams did'

In a press conference, Dominic Thiem commented on how it felt to leave the interview room on Saturday because of Serena Williams. "Actually, I wasn’t angry or frustrated. Maybe for a couple of minutes or so. It is just the principle.

It doesn’t matter if it is me who sits in there. I still made a wrong statement. I said that I am not a junior anymore. But even if a junior is in there, every player has to wait. It is a matter of course. It also shows a bad personality in my opinion.

I am a 100 per cent sure Federer or Nadal would never do something like that", Thiem told Eurosport. "I was not sad because I came in time for the Champions League final, but I think it's about the principle. I probably was wrong in saying I am no longer a junior because you have to respect them."

On the Champions League final won by Liverpool over Tottenham, Thiem added: "It was not a good match but both Liverpool and Tottenham played unbelievable and historical matches this year. So you can forgive them for a bad match.

And of course, it's difficult to criticize Jurgen Klopp who is a great coach." On the outfits in tennis, Thiem added: "My favourite one remains the one of 2016 here. But the most important thing are the racket, strings and shoes."

When asked to give an opinion about Serena Williams's outfit, he said: "I did not see it, she was not in the tournament for such a long time."