Dominic Thiem was asked if she makes special gifts to his girlfriend Kristina Mladenovic. The Austrian player said: "I do not give her anything really costly. Only emotional precious things. My luxury is that I can eat all the healthy things I want to.
That I can buy things in stores, for example. I should appreciate it." Thiem earned $18 million prize money so far. Some players move to Monte Carlo in order to pay fewer taxes. Asked if that's his plan too, the 26-year-old replied: "No, absolutely not.
That's without any doubt. I do not want to go to Monte Carlo or Dubai instead of staying at home a bit. It's too nice in Austria. That would make me crazy, only thinking about it. There are so many good things in our country."
On why he decided to split with his coach Gunter Bresnik, Thiem concluded: "I wanted to have more freedom. At 25 years, I think, nobody developed his personality. But for me, it's important that I am feet-grounded.
There is nothing to argue about with Gunter. We will shake our hands when we will see each other." Thiem has just won the China Open in Beijing.