World News – GB – Dominic Thiem: For me, Rafael Nadal is a big favorite for the Roland-Garros title


Non World 3 Dominic Thiem was surprised when he learned that according to an online poll in a French newspaper, more than half believed that Rafael Nadal would not win the French Open Nadal, 12 times Roland Garros champion, suffered a shock when Rome came out of the quarter-finals ahead of his first tournament since restarting the season, but rebounded with a straight-set victory over Egor Gerasimov at Roland Garros on Monday

« For me it’s the big favorite here Obviously a lot of different things are going on this year with a lot less crowds, the tournament taking place three or four months later It’s cold, « said Thiem, by Ravi Ubha

« But with his name and his background here at the tournament, he remains the big favorite Honestly, I don’t know where those stats are coming from » In the meantime, no third seeded Thiem beat Marin Cilic online right in 2014 to pass safely to the second round

« I really like this tournament This is by far my best Grand Slam tournament to date, » Thiem said after beating Cilic, according to the ATP website « I wanted to prepare well. I didn’t want to lose too much tension after my victory in New York and I’m really happy with the way I did » I’m really happy with my first lap

I was up against another great champion today The transition to clay and cold conditions worked pretty well ”

Thiem, consecutive finalist at the French Open, will face the 2017 Paris Masters champion, Jack Sock

“I like the conditions because I’m from Austria,” said Thiem “I know what it’s like to play in these cold conditions and come back to the juniors and when I started playing in the Futures, it was always like that, 10 to 15 degrees [and] cold

I love it when it’s not too fast, so I can be a little late on the baseline and do a lot of court returns.I feel great and felt great from the first moment that I came back here this year I look forward to an exciting second round ”

Meanwhile, having stunned No 4 seed Daniil Medvedev in four sets, world number 63 Marton Fucsovics claimed he came onto the pitch determined to show he was a good player. to show that I am a good player « , admitted Fucsovics after the match, by TENNIScom » I also want to enter the Top-10 « 

Dominic Thiem, French Open, Marin Čilić, Tennis, Rafael Nadal, Jack Sock

World news – GB – Dominic Thiem: For me, Rafael Nadal is the big favorite for the title of Roland-Garros



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