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Thiem: Gave all I had

‘It was an amazing match. I think the first in my career over five hours. Diego fully deserves it’
Dominic Thiem

Agencies   |   Paris   |   Published 08.10.20, 02:28 AM

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.

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