In an interview to Weekend Dominic Thiem spoke about his romantic relationship with girlfriend Kristina Mladenovic. "Having a tennis player as a friend definitely has advantages but disadvantages too. Tennis is the big love that always comes first", said Thiem.
Do they analyze matches together? "No, please not. That's up to the coach", he said laughing. Matteo Berrettini was asked if he expected a year like this: "For sure being here wasn't a goal at the beginning of the year.
Also before US Open, you know, I didn't expect that. I wasn't thinking about that. I knew that I was playing good in springtime, you know, like on clay season. It's just crazy that it happened. And nothing. I'm happy."
On his loss to Berrettini at the ATP Finals, Thiem said: "We had three great matches in the last month or last month and a half. Still, I think that today was maybe even the weakest from these three. We had a great one in Shanghai.
We had a great one in Vienna and also here. Of course it affected a little bit that both of us, we couldn't do anything about the standings in the group anymore." Thiem is dealing with a little cold: "Of course it's always a little bit risky time that time of the year.
When it's cold outside, you go in, it's hot, all these changes and everything. So I'm not 100%, but it didn't affect me in these three matches. That's why I also really need to be careful, because, well, I really hope I have two more matches so I can give all that I have and my own 100% in the remaining two matches."