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After the Davis Cup weekend in Finland Dominic Thiem had to come to a bitter realization.

by Nikolaus Fink

last edited: 16.09.2019, 22:11

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<p> "To be honest, I would have thought that I am a bit further and better at playing. That was not the case, I have to accept that myself. For a long time I've felt very bad ̵<div class=
1; since Kitzbühel actually, it just takes time for me to get back into rhythm, "said Thiem after his clear defeat to Emil Ruusuvuori.

This" bitter realization ", like the light-words What did not call ideal physical condition, matured over the weekend in Thiem: "It takes quite a long time until I'm back to 100 percent. But that's necessary because Ruusuvuori is a good player, probably better than his ranking at the moment. "

Thiem had suffered a nasty two-set defeat against the Finn on Saturday, after which questions about his state of health appeared, the 26-year-old but did not cite as a reason for his poor performance.

Next stop: Laver Cup

"I am healthy, physically I am not at the height. I am certainly not as fit as I was in the year. I'm missing some levels here, "said the Lower Austrian both with his overall level but not satisfied.

There will be no break for Thiem on Friday, it goes on for the World Ranking Five in Geneva at the Laver Cup on, at the Thiem together with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and substitute Roberto Bautista Agut wants to get the third title in as much start.

"I feel confident in the Constitution, it gets better with every day. Of course, if I play like this weekend, I will not win very much, that's clear, "said Thiem about the duel with Team World – and immediately sent out a small challenge:" I hope that I take my step for Step closer to my top constitution "

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