An admirable Thiem defeats Nadal and frustrates his first attempt to reach the 20 greats of Federer
The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal It has been shown “satisfied“with himself despite the defeat in the Australian Open because he has” made the physical, mental and tense effort “to try to beat Dominic Thiem, adding that “the only thing” you can do after this elimination is “is to continue working and look for that maximum level” that you need to “opt to win tournaments”.
“I guess he would have done something better than me tonight. Although the difference has been minimal, he has been on his side. I am satisfied with my attitude and with what I have put there. In the end, when you do what you can you are not forced more. In sports, what counts are the victories, but inwardly you leave with the satisfaction of doing what you could. It has not been enough and the only thing I can do is keep working and look for that maximum level that I need to qualify to win tournaments“, Nadal courage before the press.
“During the tournament I went to more, my feeling is much better than at the beginning and that is always positive, but in the end you go with a defeat”, resumed the Balearic, who praised Thiem because “I played very well and with determination” to get the pass to the semifinals after four sets.
“I think that too, but at some point I missed some winning punch. The ball was a little heavy, with new balls that made me feel more comfortable and I could get him out of position. He has been very fast and very fine at hand. He arrived in complicated positions and hit the ball very hard. M I have lacked a bit of finesse and determination at some point, especially at the end of the first set. In these matches, where the differences are so small, those moments change the evolution of the whole party, “he analyzed.
Asked about Thiem's best weapon, his revs, he said it does not “complicate him more than other players who do it with two hands.” “It complicates me that Thiem is one of the best players in the world and apart he is playing at a great level. Against him I have won many games and I have lost some, today he has been one of them. It bothers me more his right than his revs, being sincere, “reve.
Nadal stressed that he tried “until the end” to achieve the comeback. “I made the effort physically, mentally and tense. I have been very close, two points away from going to the fifth set after how hard the first two had been. Mentally it is difficult to accept two blows against a Thiem level player.” lament
Finally, Manacor assured that is not “a great follower of talking about luck“.” When luck is on your side it is because you are looking for it. The match does not deserve to be analyzed by that side. It has lasted more than four hours, we cannot reduce it to luck. In the end, you don't make the ball go that millimeter in or out, “he concluded.
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