Djokovic loses to Theim at French Open

A day after their matches were postponed because of rain, nine-time champion Nadal and defending champion Djokovic will try to reach the semifinals. But he refused to blame Agassi, who returned to the United States on Friday after watching only three of his matches. But the 12-time Grand Slam victor won only 28 of 82 points on Thiem's serve, an uncharacteristically low point total for one of the best returners in tennis history.

After a tight first set which Thiem took after prevailing 7-5 in the tiebreak, the Austrian cruised to his first win in six meetings with the 12-time major victor. "Just pretty bad set", Djokovic said.

Djokovic insisted: "Don't put Andre in the midst of this". Then in the second set, in the beginning, I was down Love-30. So anyway, you can not avoid it all the time. It's not something that comes out in the first week. "We only spent seven days together so we will see where it takes us", he said. "I don't know because we don't have the clock on the court, so it's impossible for us to tell".

"I have never seen anyone get a warning after they have missed the ball toss".

"I will talk to my coach, to my team".

"I mean, it's a joke how tough it is to win a Slam", said Thiem, the only player who beat Nadal in one of his 23 clay-court matches this season. "The key for [my] first victory against him [after five straight losses] was to win this close first set, and then have a good start to the second set".

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Thiem faces fourth seed Rafa Nadal next with the Spaniard is in ominous form, having dropped just 22 games during his charge into the last four. Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, hugs his opponent and compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta who withdrew with an injury from their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France.

On Wednesday, with a 32nd grand slam semi-final looming, he fell apart against Thiem, losing 7-6 (5) 6-3 6-0. But that came after Thiem got the better of Rafael.

"It was not there for me today", Djokovic said with a sigh. By the end of the match, he wound up with almost twice as many unforced errors, 35, as winners, 18. He was getting better and better and more confident as the match progressed.

"He deserved to win". He was definitely the better player today. I'm motivated as any other player on the Tour.

So I think it was a little bit more hard this year. The least I can do is give my all whenever I'm holding a racket in my hand. What has happened to his once-impervious play? "I know that I have achieved the biggest heights in this sport, and that memory and that experience gives me enough reason to believe that I can do it again". I might play a lead-up event; I might not.

"At the same time, I have responsibility to the game itself, towards others. It's not an easy decision to make".

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