Thiem: Gave all I had
Dominic Thiem admitted he had nothing more left to give, as his Grand Slam winning streak was ended by Diego Schwartzman in an epic five-setter in the French Open quarter finals on Tuesday.
Schwartzman, the 12th seed, prevailed 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to set up a meeting with Rafael Nadal.
“I was over the limit today,” Austrian third seed Thiem, who had already come through a draining five-set encounter to knock out Hugo Gaston in the previous round, told a news conference.
“In the end I gave all I had. It was an amazing match. I think the first in my career over five hours. Diego fully deserves it.”
Thiem put on a smile after match point, despite missing out on a fifth consecutive semi-final appearance at the French Open.