‘I’m pretty happy with my Roland Garros performance,’ says Dominic Thiem after exit

Dominic Thiem says he is ‘pretty happy’ with his Roland Garros performance despite losing in the quarterfinals to Diego Schwartzman.

Thiem and Schwartzman put on a five-hour masterclass on Court Philippe Chatrier on Tuesday before the latter wrestled his way to victory.

However, Thiem says he cannot be too disappointed given how quickly it rolled around after his US Open win.

“I think if I wanted to win the match, I should have done it in four,” Thiem said. “He was just a little fresher than me.

“I’m not sad with my performance here in Roland Garros. I mean, it was pretty short time with the long trip home, jet lag, and everything.

“Then, of course, the first slam, which is a special thing. Come here, play in pretty brutal conditions, I would say. I’m pretty happy.”

Thiem and Schwartzman are very good friends off the court and the Austrian says it probably hurts less to lose it to the Argentinian.

“I just told him that he deserves it,” he said of Schwartzman. “I think, he’s for the first time in top ten.

“We both gave everything & the thing in tennis is there is one loser and one winner, and despite that I am so disappointed, I am happy for him. He really deserves it.

“It’s an amazing achievement for him to break into the top 10 for the first time in his career.

“Maybe to lose against a friend hurts a little bit less.”

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