Dominic Thiem will not use it as an excuse for falling on Grigor Dimitrov, but he pointed to â ???? bodily issues? After his shock, the Bulgarian loses straight

Thiem looked like a shell when he was 4: 6, 4: 6, 0: 6 on the 18th Seeds declined

Thiem had looked under 100 percent in the first two sets of his five-set win against Nick Kyrgios. After the Austrian had given away a lead of two sets, he was able to raise his game to the same standard with which he last year US Open won

“I think it’s a combination of some things, some small physical issues, a really bad day and the fact that he’s a great player”Said Thiem when asked what went wrong

â ???? Well a couple of little physical issues I don’t want to get any closer to them I don’t want to find excuses ???? he said

“But the thing is, I’m not a machine either”I mean, sometimes I would love to be, but there are really, really bad days

â € œIf you are not 100 percent on the pitch at this level, you will see such results and that is exactly what happened todayâ € ????

Thiem denied that the five-set thriller against Kyrgios had any impact on his performance against Dimitrov, but the tennis he played was far from the level he produced for his first Grand Slam in New York City to win

“Well it’s a really bad day today, bad game for my side”But the high of the US Open is long over he said

â ???? It was great for a couple of days but the tennis world is moving on so fast I think for everyone and for me too

It was already forgotten on the pitch at the French Open and doesn’t really affect me anymore, especially now that it was four or five months agoâ ????

Dimitrov will next play against Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev, who stunned Canadian top talent Felix Auger-Aliassime in five sets in the Margaret Court Arena

The Russian journeyman gave up a two-set lead before going through the last three sets to qualify for the quarter-finals in his first Grand Slam

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Source: https://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/i-m-not-a-machine-physical-issues-plague-thiem-during-shock-loss-20210214-p572ff.html