Thiem wins in Estoril and talks about fists. Fokina gives up with infection

Thiem wins in Estoril and talks about fists. Fokina gives up with infection
Thiem wins in Estoril and talks about fists. Fokina gives up with infection
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Austrian Dominic Thiem, former top 3 and currently 91st in the world, made his debut on the right foot, this Monday, at the ATP 250 in Estoril, Portugal, a clay court competition with a prize pool of 579 thousand euros.

The Austrian passed the German Maximilian Marterer, 97th placed, with odds of 6/1 6/7 (7/3) 6/4 after 2h14min and will face the Frenchman Richard Gasquet, former top 7 and current 122nd, who entered as lucky- loser after the departure of Spaniard Alejandro Fokina, who was the fourth favorite, due to a tooth infection.

Thiem styled Eric Cantona, the famous former French football player, with collars suspended throughout his match.

“I was more confident, my game flowed more. I stopped comparing myself to the past, I try to do my best in the face of the situation”, said the tennis player who revealed that he had recently returned from a wrist injury, but pointed out: “I have increased the intensity in training so far which is good. It’s day after day, we are working with the physio every day, I stay calm, I don’t play tomorrow, which helps, I’ll be ready for Wednesday. Every week can be the turning point, As I said, I’m in a situation where I need to do my best, there’s no point in comparing myself to 2019 or 2022, I’m trying my best, today was a good victory and I’ll try to do something similar on Wednesday”.


The article is in Portuguese

Tags: Thiem wins Estoril talks fists Fokina infection

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