Dominic Thiem Defeated Novac Djokovic 7-6, 6-3, 6-0
Novac Djokovic out of the French Open after a straight set defeat to Dominic Thiem of Australia. Fearless Thiem won 78% of the net points in this match and showed absolute dominance.
This is Thiem’s first win over Djokovic and clearly shows his ability to grow as a superstar in the tennis court for next few years. Dominic Thiem already beaten Nadal this year in clay court.
Djokovic’s words after the lost against Theim
“It’s hard to comment on the third set. Nothing was going my way. Just a pretty bad set. All in all, it was decided in the first set. I tried, I lost that crucial break at the beginning of the second and he started serving better. He deserved to win. He was definitely the better player today. I guess he made it difficult. He has really heavy spin and he can play very quick. He has an all-round game. You can easily lose the rhythm, especially from the backhand corner. It was not there for me. Especially in the second part of the match, I was unable to hit the ball well. Many unforced errors. He was getting better as the match progressed. The last couple of tournaments I’ve had some great matches and it’s unfortunate to finish Roland Garros in this way. It’s a fact I’m not playing close to my best. But I’m trying. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This is a whole new situation I’m facing. Not to win a big tournament, it hasn’t happened for a couple of years. Every top player has gone through it. It’s a big challenge, but I’m up for it.”