‘I can still achieve great things,’ says a defiant Dominic Thiem despite worrying form

Dominic Thiem has admitted he is making some key mistakes right now, but he remains confident he can ‘achieve great things.’

Thiem was disappointing in the Australian Open, crashing out in straight sets to Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round.

His poor form continued in Doha this week, where he beat Aslan Karatsev before losing out to Roberto Bautista Agut in the quarterfinals.

The Austrian star has generally struggled since he won his maiden Grand Slam at the US Open in September, but he is refusing to push the panic button.

“I am quite satisfied with my performance,” Thiem said. “I fought today from start to finish.

“It is clear that when it comes to the purely tennis aspect, I made a lot of mistakes, especially at key moments.

“I think this game is not in the right direction. I will try to improve this dynamic from next week.

“I always have enough confidence in my game and in my level to be aware that I can still achieve great things.”

Thiem also revealed in Doha that he is suffering from a long-standing foot injury that he feels ‘every single day.’

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