Dominic Thiem adds fuel to Serena Williams French Open feud with Wimbledon joke

Thiem was ejected from the main interview room at Roland Garros after his third-round victory against Pablo Cuevas.

The Austrian was conducting the German part of his duty when Williams refused to wait for the room to become free.

Tournament officials moved Thiem to a smaller facility and he fumed “It’s a joke” before refusing to finish his press conference.

Williams fell to a shock defeat to Sofia Kenin and insisted she left Roland Garros as quickly as possible.

Most tennis players, including Roger Federer, have come out in support of Thiem.

And the world No 4 has stirred the pot again by mocking the 23-time Grand Slam winner.

“I feel a bit sorry for what happened,” he joked.

“Maybe we can play mixed doubles in Wimbledon one day.”

Thiem did lay down some respect for the American but he still clearly has bad feelings about the situation.

“I want to make clear: What Serena achieved in her career is out of everyone’s imagination,” he added.

Thiem went on to reach the French Open final where he lost out to 12-time champion Rafael Nadal.

The pair won one set each before the Spaniard headed for a toilet break. Upon his return, Nadal stormed to victory giving away just two more games.

“I made a small mistake at the end of the 2nd set by not leaving the court as well,” Thiem reflected.

“I should have freshened up as well instead of letting my system cool down. Rafa let me pay for it.”

The 25-year-old was speaking at a press conference this morning where he confirmed his appearance at the Halle Open next week.

He will compete against the likes of Federer, Alexander Zverev and Kei Nishikori on the German grass.

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