Dominic Thiem says he ‘expects’ to find Grand Slams easier after winning US Open title
Dominic Thiem ‘expects’ to find Grand Slams easier from now on after winning his the pressure of chasing his first major was lifted in New York.
Thiem won the US Open last week, beating Alexander Zverev after losing his previous three Grand Slam finals.
Now that monkey is off his back, though, Thiem believes he will be much better equipped to perform on the biggest stages.
“It’s going to be or I expect that it’s going to be easier for me now in the biggest tournaments because I have in the back of my head that I have had a great career so far, way better career than I could ever dream of,” he explained.
“Until now there was still a big part, a big goal missing. With this goal achieved, I think, and I hope that I’m going to be a little bit more relaxed and play a little bit more freely at the biggest events.”
Those sentiments are echoed by his coach Nicolas Massu, although he has urged patience.
“I think this will help Dominic to be more calm because they talk a lot about the new generation,” Massu said.
“Now he is going to be more calm playing in the next Grand Slam.
“I think he for sure, maybe this year or whatever, he will have a chance to win the French Open. But now I think we have to go step by step.
“When we arrive in Paris, when we start to practice, we have to think about French Open.”
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