Dominic” thiem> lost to Daniil Medvedev at the Rogers Cup in Montreal in a straight-set quarter-final match. The Austrian admitted he was tired from his week in Kitzbuhel. “With all the traveling and short transition, two very tough matches yesterday and two days ago, I think the battery was empty today.
I was not on my 100%. This is just not enough in quarterfinals of a Masters 1000, especially against a guy like Daniil, who is in a great shape, who is playing amazing tennis. I was not able to go the long rallies with him. That’s basically the only chance to beat him.
It’s just a logical score and results what happened today.” Asked if he was satisfied with the week he had, Thiem replied: “First of all, I never won a match here. It’s not easy with the long travel here, with the jetlag, then with the change to hard court, beating two really good players.
In the end, it was a good tournament. I couldn’t expect to come from Kitzbuhel to here and go all the way. I mean, I’m not a machine. The opponents are way too good. I’m satisfied with my tournament. I’ll try to get ready to be 100% in Cincinnati again.
It’s just logical that I was very, very tired today. I think against maybe other players it would be still a closer match. But as I said before, he has great momentum, playing amazing, especially on these hard courts. I didn’t have any chance like that”, said Thiem who also admitted, speaking to Kurier, that he has been dealing with a cold.