The Austrian didn’t start the match in the best possible way after he was broken already in the 2nd game to face a 0-3 deficit. However, Thiem found his way back before winning the contest 3-6 6-3 7-5.
I had to get used to Federer’s game. THIEM
Soon after the match, Dominic was asked about what happened and how he managed to win the final. The Indian Wells champion replied
“I was in the zone the whole match.
I had to get used to Roger’s game. In the first set, he was playing amazing. It was completely different from my opponents before him. I was struggling to work my way into the match. I had to fight to save those break points early in the second set.
It was a very good match until the end, and I had to fight to serve it out.”
Then Dominic added
“It’s a pleasure to compete against Roger in this great final. I lost my last two Masters 1000 finals, but I won this one, and it feels as nice as a Grand Slam.”
After this tournament, Thiem will be ranked no.4. He will try to have another great run at the Miami Open.