Dominic Thiem claimed Roger Federer “was toying with me” early in the2019 Indian Wells Masters final In 2019, Thiem remarkably recuperated from a put down to defeat Federer 3-6 6-3 7-5 in theIndian Wells final Thiem, that is currently 29 years of ages, caught his initial Masters title by defeating Federer.
In his go back to Indian Wells, Thiem remembered the experience of playing the terrific Federer in aMasters final “The initially established there was precisely why Roger is so prominent and also why individuals like to see Roger a lot. He was toying with me.
He was dipping into his finest degree. He was doing whatever he desired and also when he goes to this degree, it is difficult to play him. I was simply wishing he would certainly have one weak video game in the 2nd collection and also he had it and also I damaged and after that the suit was type of opening.
I am likewise pleased I experienced this initial collection, it was an astonishing experience to bet somebody playing such great tennis,” Thiem told the ATP website.
Thiem: I entered the Federer match relaxed
In 2017, Thiem was beaten by Rafael Nadal in his first Masters final in Madrid.
The following year, Thiem again made the Madrid final but this time lost to Alexander Zverev. Going into the Indian Wells final against Federer, Thiem didn’t want to pressure on himself. Thiem entered the match relaxed and it paid off as he was able to beat Federer for his first Masters title.
“For me it was an unbelievable week and I was going into the final relaxed against Roger, who was the favourite and playing well back then. I wasn’t putting any pressure [on me] because before when I played the first Madrid final I was putting pressure on myself because I wanted to win this first [ATP Masters] 1000,” Thiem discussed.
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