Dominic Thiem: 'It was not the real me against Fabbiano'

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Dominic Thiem: 'It was not the real me against Fabbiano'

Dominic Thiem lost to Thomas Fabbiano in the US Open first round. The Austrian player is not feeling at his best and in a press conference he said: "What happened is what I said before the tournament, that I’ll play, I’ll be able to play the match, but I don’t know what’s going to happen.

Well, I got very, very tired and exhausted after two sets. I’m far away from 100%. Like this, it’s very tough to win. I went on court because in tennis, especially in such long two-week tournaments, anything can happen.

But it is what it is. I’m honest with you that, I mean, congratulations to him and I’m happy for him. But it was not the real me there on the court. All I was thinking about was me, how I somehow can win the match. But I don’t know how much his performance is worth because was not against the real me.

That’s why." Meanwhile the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco showed his satisfaction for defeating the German Tobias Kamke. Verdasco could possibly meet Rafael Nadal in the third round. Before the world No. 2 would beat John Millman, Verdasco said: "Hopefully I can win one more match and Rafa also his wins his two matches to face him.

I felt comfortable, except a couple of games where I served bad in the second set and the truth is that, apart those two games, I felt well for the entire match. But the conditions in Melbourne can change day after day."