In an interview to Tennis Magazin Dominic Thiem spoke about how he spends his free time. The Austrian player said: "With my girlfriend in Austria at home being surrounded by friends and relatives. I have not been home for a long time.
Us tennis players travel a lot. I like playing football, which happens rarely." Could ATP Finals switch to clay? "No, for me it's okay if it stays on hard court. It's difficult to imagine they will be held on clay."
On his decision not to play the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, Thiem added: "The decision was taken very early and it was also very easy, even if I like Tokyo as a city and I would like to play Olympics at least once in my career.
But it takes place during the same week as Kitzbuhel tournament. But it's clear I want to play in 2024 Paris and there may be a chance in 2028 too." On Chris Kermode leaving as an ATP Chief Executive, he added: "I have to admit I am not very interested about it.
My personal opinion: he has always been very, very nice, he always had an open ear for us players. I think it's a shame how it went and hopefully one day he comes back." Daniela Hantuchova spoke about Rafael Nadal's slow start at the ATP Finals: "He is one of those players who needs his rhythm.
If he knows he didn't have too much time on the practice sessions that's when his confidence drops. Unlike Roger, he doesn't really need too much practice, he can just turn it on on any given day. Rafa needs his rhythm and his time on the court to be prepared the best way possible."