Dominic Thiem was asked if his girlfriend Kristina Mladenovic will support him at the ATP Finals in London. "She needs to play Fed Cup for France, which is in Australia, another part of the world. It ends on Sunday. We will see," said Thiem.
About his highlights of the year, Thiem added: "The two home town tournaments. I would put them above all. Kitzbuhel was emotional because it was my first win at home too. And Vienna was emotional too. I delivered some huge tennis.
Also, the Masters 1000 title was great, now hopefully, I can win a Grand Slam." Asked if facing Alexander Zverev for the first time since the 2018 French Open, a long time ago, can be a disadvantage, Thiem replied: "That's funny and also a shame because we often had great matches.
There will come times again where we will face each other very often. Now we are world No. 3, 4 or 5 and we need to reach semifinals to have a chance to play together." Asked how he feels compared to 12 months ago, Thiem replied: "Better.
In Paris, it was not that bad even if the tank was still a bit empty because of Vienna. In general, I feel pretty well, Yesterday I was able to hit here and before in Vienna. And I do not think that at the end of the year someone still trains like crazy."
Asked if he celebrated after triumphing in Vienna, Thiem replied: "It was a very special week. And I was at bed at 00:30 AM. We had some good food."