In an interview with OTV in Vienna on Tuesday Dominic Thiem spoke about his ATP Finals draw. The Austrian player has been drawn in a very tough group featuring Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Matteo Berrettini. "If you can pick two players who stand out from the others, they are Djokovic and Federer", admitted Thiem.
"Federer plays unbelievable tennis on that court. And Djokovic won in Paris. So it's very difficult but my goal is still the same, to reach semifinals, and I will do my best to achieve it", said the 26-year-old who will go to London on Wednesday.
"I am sure I will be in my best shape of the year and so far I have been doing very well physically." He also has a different approach compared to the previous years: "In the first two years and maybe a bit last year, I was really happy to be there and then I did not look too much at the results, but this year will be definitely different.
I want to reach the goal of clinching the semifinals and I would be disappointed if I did not make it. If I am a bit unlucky, it can happen that I play three very good matches and I lose all of them. Matches could be close, players are unbelievable so a bit of luck would be needed."
Thiem lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the Paris Masters third round last week. He triumphed at the Vienna's Erste Bank Open.