Dominic Thiem spoke about Zverev, Novak Djokovic, among other topics in an interview with the Tiroler Tageszeitung newspaper, conducted in Spanish by Punto de Break.
The world No. 3 had a paradoxical defense from Alexander Zverev: “He should have done the same as me. He also tested negative, but his only mistake is that he first wrote that statement and then had the bad luck that he did. recorded during a party. I don’t like the way people are criticizing him. He is being treated like a boy going to school, but he is a 23 year old man. Yes, he clearly made a mistake but I don’t understand why everyone is getting involved in what has happened. “
Regarding his multiple tests, the Austrian said: “After the Adria Tour in Belgrade, I underwent a daily test for ten days, until the incubation period was over. They were part of my daily routine for a few days. I was going to airport to get tested, if the results were negative, it was time to train again. That was the rhythm, although definitely better than being quarantined. I don’t see why I would have to lock myself up at home if I am healthy. So I decided to submit to all those tests. “
Thiem also defended Novak Djokovic, the organizer of the Adria Tour: “Djokovic has not committed a crime. We can all be wrong, but I do not understand part of the criticism. I have been to Nice and I have also seen photos of other cities; they are nothing different from what was happening in Belgrade during the tournament. It is very cheap to ‘shoot’ at Djokovic now. “