Cape Town - World number eight Dominic Thiem has set some lofty goals
for the 2019 ATP season after somewhat of a breakthrough season.
The Austrian native added three more titles to his
collection, taking his total to 11. Thiem continues to prove his efficiency on
clay, winning trophies in Buenos Aires and Lyon before heading to the French
The 25-year-old continued his red hot form in Paris,
dropping just three sets on his way to his first grand slam final.
Unfortunately, he was then faced the King of Clay himself - Rafael Nadal - and
settled for second place.
But the Thiem believes he can go one better in 2019.
"To win my first Grand Slam title," revealed Thiem
at a training camp in Tenerife, Spain.
"I have been dreaming about that since my childhood. At
the end of 2019, I would like to be placed in the top five."