Dominic Thiem said: "The beginning was unbelievable intense of the match. And I dropped a little bit towards the end of the first set.
Then I played the way I should play in the second set, very aggressive. But still, I mean, I didn't make -- I think I made only five points in the return games, and, I mean, four of them obviously at 6-5. After these two sets, I dropped a little bit my level. I mean, then Rafa, who won this tournament 12 times, he stepped on me. Afterwards, it got really tough for me."