Thiem: 'I like my life, but I can rarely see my girlfriend and family'

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Thiem: 'I like my life, but I can rarely see my girlfriend and family'

Dominic Thiem spoke about how it feels to be a top professional tennis player. The Austrian said: "I like a lot my life. I appreciate it a lot and I know it will not go forward forever. Unfortunately, I rarely see my girlfriend (Kristina Mladenovic) and my family."

Asked which players he doesn't want to face, apart from the Big Three, he replied: "I do not like facing David Goffin and Kei Nishikori because they deal with my weapons pretty well." Asked how he deals with losses, Thiem replied: "I always try to find reasons for a loss.

It's easier to think when it happens. The matches where you play great but you still lose are disappointing. Like it happened in the first match against Federer." Asked how he spends time in flights, Thiem said: "I read a lot, especially books, and TV series."

What was the last biography he read? "The Jamie Vardy one, before (that) Robbie Williams' Then all the tennis players. I also like to watch sports documentaries." Meanwhile, Feliciano Lopez spoke about the new Davis Cup featuring Spain against Croatia and Russia: "The group is a tough one although if everything goes well we can make it.

Davis Cup is always a very special competition and it's a luck that it takes place in Spain. Hopefully, it will be packed and we can win the title." Lopez also praised Rafael Nadal who will be the team leader if he is healthy. "He is the best sportsman ever, there is no comparison. Hopefully, he is fresh heading into the event."